Re: evolution

From: Grant Callaghan (
Date: Tue 10 Dec 2002 - 15:47:12 GMT

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    >Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 07:35:41 -0500
    >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
    >What we need is a de Sade of memetics- someone who has envisioned these
    >- Wade
    I wish I could oblige you, but these days even thinking about sex tires me.


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