Re: Sue Blackmore lecture Wednesday 5.15pm London

From: William Benzon (
Date: Sun 16 Feb 2003 - 23:23:49 GMT

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    on 2/16/03 5:52 PM, Grant Callaghan at wrote:


    > Bill Benzon
    > --
    > I think you got it backwards. I was saying that cognitive science has a lot
    > to offer memetics, not the other way around. I get the idea you wish the
    > whole concept of memetics would just disappear, but I think there is
    > something there that is not being discussed in the literature of cognitive
    > science and that is how ideas become culture.

    Right, the cognitive sciences don't have a clue about that. Neither does memetics. Memetics has identified a problem, but has little useful to say about how to solve the problem.

    Bill B

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