Re: Sue Blackmore lecture Wednesday 5.15pm London

From: Grant Callaghan (
Date: Sun 16 Feb 2003 - 22:18:44 GMT

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    As far as I'm concerned, that means that that language is bogus, based on little more than blind faith in Darwinian metaphor. It's not a tool for thoughtful analysis, it's a substitute for such analysis.

    Bill Benzon

    The lack of knowledge about DNA didn't stop Darwin. The fact is, we KNOW there are neurological and psychological underpinnings of memes. There has to be. True, science has not advanced to the point of having a comprehensive description of what they are, but when it does, we'll be ready.

    Jon Gilbert

    I believe cognitive science does provide such evidence and the language with which to describe it. They just call them frames and blends rather than memes. But as long as people realize they are talking about the same basic thing, communication can take place.


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