Re: _Religion Explained_ by Pascal Boyer

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Mon 09 Jun 2003 - 11:30:59 GMT

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    On Sunday, June 8, 2003, at 11:03 PM, Richard wrote:

    > Science is a cornucopia of models, each useful for some purposes and
    > not for
    > others. We all know it's usually useful to look at human beings as
    > having
    > agency. The surprise is that it's sometimes useful to look at memes
    > that
    > way.

    I daresay, pulpit pounding, that the performance model is the only model that gives _its_ meme a valid agency, without waving its hands about.

    Or claiming selfsameness for different things.

    - Wade

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