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Date: Sun 15 Feb 2004 - 23:28:30 GMT

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     --- Steven Thiele <> wrote:
    >If anything consequentialwas going to come out of
    >memetics, scientifically speaking, its shapewould
    >already be emerging.

    But its shape had already emerged even before Dawkins, largely due to Cavalli-Sforza and Feldman, who are the real founders in terms of all the current methodology.
     Boyd and Richerson, and Durham, made important additions to the shape in the early 80s. Nobody seriously involved in the field actually claims it is
    'new', merely that public consciousness of it is quite new (and that the current public consciousness of it is largely due to Dennett's writings on it in the early 90s).

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