RE: _Religion Explained_ by Pascal Boyer

From: Richard Brodie (
Date: Mon 09 Jun 2003 - 22:02:38 GMT

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    Dace wrote:

    <<Thanks for the correction. Nonetheless, memetics has itself become a virulent meme according to which culture can be reduced to self-replicating particles without regard to human agency. This is certainly the view espoused by Blackmore, who refers to humans as nothing more than "meme machines.">>

    An aerial view of the spectators exiting a football stadium after the final gun shows a very predictable pattern of the crowds moving out. Yet each of those individuals has human agency.

    The two points of view are not incompatible.

    Richard Brodie

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