RE: groupthink gauntlet: MacArthur's ill-fated drive toward the Y alu

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Tue 03 Feb 2004 - 06:41:49 GMT

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    At 08:30 AM 02/02/04 +0000, Vincent wrote:
    >read the archives, groupthink has come up before, quite a while ago now, so
    >before you accuse those discussing memetics of not being aware of wider
    >research, how about checking what we've actually been discussing for several
    >years on the list?
    >Groupthink is essentially a theory of organisational communication,
    >particularly at the level of the small group, not a theory of cultural
    >evolution or transmission.

    You might also want to consider the related topic of the guru trap. (The article is 2/3rds down in the file.) Date: Thu, 21 Mar 91 20:39:31 PST From: hkhenson@CUP.PORTAL.COM Subject: File 8--Memes, Gurus, and Viruses

    Keith Henson

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