I need help. I once heard that the two most common searches on the internet were God and Sex. Then I heard it was Jobs and Politics. But now it has become a mystery. It makes sense that we would worry first about survival (Jobs and Politics), then about fun and reproduction (Sex) and finally about the meaning of our lives (God). But is there some way to find out definitively? Looking at the entries that get the most responses here, clearly God and Bush Bashing rock the site. But that may well be because we are pursuing the other two in other areas. Can someone help me figure this out?
Once we know this, the implications are of course enormous. Is the internet really a vast dream of infantile wish fulfillment interspersed with raw id impulses and arbitrary images? Is the internet the true representation of some Jungian collective unconscious or perhaps our group consciousness? Does the internet reflect who we are as individuals or more interesting is it determining who we are? I think of the old image of a pomegranate that so often appears in medieval art. Each seed is the morsel of flesh and bone, red and white, that together as a whole creates the fruit, itself red and white. Please help if you can.