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A scholarly book on memetics has recently been published:
Darwinizing Culture: The Status of Memetics as a Science, edited by Robert
The publication in 1998 of Susan Blackmore's bestselling "The Meme Machine"
reawakened the debate over the highly controverial field of memetics. In
recent years, there has been an explosion of interest in "memes". The one
thing noticably missing though, has been any kind of proper debate over the
validity of a concept regarded by many as scientifically suspect. This work
pits leading intellectuals, (both supporters and opponents of meme theory),
against each other to battle it out, and state their case. It contains a
foreword by Daniel Dennett, and contributions from Dan Sperber, David Hull,
Robert Boyd, Susan Blackmore, Henry Plotkin, and others.
consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism
Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
(Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)
This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the
Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission
For information about the journal and the list (e.g. unsubscribing)
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