earliest memetics paper?

From: derek gatherer (dgatherer2002@yahoo.co.uk)
Date: Mon 09 Feb 2004 - 14:41:05 GMT

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    I came across the following title in the library - I think this may be the earliest use of the 'contagion metaphor' to describe the spread of ideas.

    "A plea for the Protestant faith; or, an antidote against the infectious contagion of antichristian darkness; vended by Mr. Alexander Pirie ...in which the morality of national covenants is asserted ... / by a member of the Associate Session at Auchtermuchty."

    published in Glasgow in 1771

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