The Intentionality of Parasites and Vampires

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August 14, 2022

by Doug “Uncola” Lynn:

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A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire and intention, by false speaking, to deceive and injure your neighbor.

-Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745)

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Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 –1882), Essays: First and Second Series

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Welcome back, my friends

to the show that never ends.

We’re so glad you could attend!

Come inside! Come inside!

– Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Part 2

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To give credit where credit is due, the title of this article was borrowed from another writerposting on the innate mechanisms of parasites; and describing how, in nature, the organic system of a parasitic organism will prioritize its own…

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