From: Ray Recchia (email@example.com)
Date: Fri 23 May 2003 - 21:05:10 GMT
From: William Benzon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 14:46:02 -0400
Subject: Re: Tell
> on 5/23/03 11:37 AM, Richard Brodie at email@example.com wrote:
> > The "performance model" is, I think, a prank by one list member to
> see how
> > long he can keep well-meaning people going by posting ever-shifting
> > nonsense. Any model of cultural evolution that seeks to eliminate the
> > importance of the mind is doomed to failure.
> > Richard Brodie
> > www.memecentral.com
> This kind of sniping is unnecessary. And it is uncomfortably close to
> accusing someone of fraud. You seem to think this unnamed someone is
> advocating a position they do not, in fact, believe. That is, of
> dishonest. If you have evidence of this, you should present the
> evidence and
> name the person.
> As it is, you are just whining.
> William L. Benzon, Ph. D.
> 708 Jersey Avenue, Apt. 2A
> Jersey City, NJ 07302
> 201 217-1010
You are being unfair here. Actually Wade has openly admitted that he
does not actually believe in any model of memetics and has adopted a
behavior (now performance) based model as a posture to stir debate. It's
not fraud on Wade's part because he told us he doesn't believe what he is
advocating. It's not fraud when I do it at work either. I pick from a
range of possible legal theories and advocate the one that suits my
client's interests best.
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