Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id MAA13678 (8.6.9/5.3[ref email@example.com] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from firstname.lastname@example.org); Thu, 19 Apr 2001 12:23:26 +0100 Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 10:17:25 +0100 To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Darwinizing Culture: The Status of Memetics as a Science Message-ID: <20010419101725.B1105@ii01.org> References: <F333wSimD3JkUwWpSWe0000c12c@hotmail.com> <B703B49D.8B3Ffirstname.lastname@example.org> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Disposition: inline User-Agent: Mutt/1.3.15i In-Reply-To: <B703B49D.8B3Femail@example.com>; from firstname.lastname@example.org on Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 09:16:14PM -0400 From: Robin Faichney <email@example.com> Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk Reply-To: email@example.com
On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 09:16:14PM -0400, William Benzon wrote:
> on 4/18/01 6:09 PM, Scott Chase at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >>> (BTW, nice crack about religion...)
> >> Thank you. I consider religion one of the most dangerous and insidious meme
> >> systems.
> > Religion is typically about following after entities which possibly don't
> > even exist. Memetics could be in the same ballpark, but I wonder if this
> > means memetics too is dangerous and insiduous.
> Of course it is. Like creationism, it distracts otherwise intelligent
> people from thinking in serious and useful ways.
And Bill's here to save us! :-)
-- Robin Faichney Get your Meta-Information from http://www.ii01.org (CAUTION: contains philosophy, may cause heads to spin)
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