Re: evolution

From: Wade T.Smith (
Date: Tue 10 Dec 2002 - 12:35:41 GMT

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    On Monday, December 9, 2002, at 08:56 PM, Grant Callaghan wrote:

    > So when you look at it, there is no way we can defensibly call the
    > spread of memes a Darwinian process. I don't even think we can call it
    > Lamarkian, now that I think about it. I doubt that either of them
    > envisioned anything like what is going in here.

    There's the rub.

    The distribution of memetic material, if you will, is markedly different from the distribution of genetic material.

    Memetics is the sex of culture. And it is all the vices and all the virtues.

    What we need is a de Sade of memetics- someone who has envisioned these things.

    - Wade

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