From: Gudmundur Ingi Markusson (email@example.com)
Date: Sun 01 Jun 2003 - 16:50:32 GMT
It is an interesting book and quite readable, esp., IMO, his ideas about fundamentalist violence. But I disagree with his evol. psych, modular view of cognition.
As Boyer is very interested in the transmission of concepts, esp. religious concepts, his ideas are certainly relevant to memetics. Nevertheless, note how he introduces memes only to dismiss them shortly afterwards. He does that with reference to Dan Sperber, on not dissimilar grounds as Sperber himself does in "Darwinizing Culture" (Aunger ed. 2000); in brief, concepts are not replicated but recreated.
Keith Henson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Perhaps this book has been mentioned here before, but I don't see any sign
I am in the process of reading it right now. There are a bunch of reviews
of the book, a good fraction of them scathing, a few like this. It is a
work most congenial to memetics.
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