Re: Darwinizing Culture: The Status of Memetics as a Science

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Date: Thu Apr 19 2001 - 15:16:50 BST

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    On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 02:06:55PM +0100, Vincent Campbell wrote:
    > <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.>
    > >
    > Indeed, indeed. This is I think what some ignore, others embrace,
    > and some of us worry about constantly.

    I think that in some cases at least, an entity must be considered to
    exist, for some purposes, and not to do so, for others.

    Don't those who feel strongly against that proposition need to find very
    clear definitions of "entity" and "existence"?

    Robin Faichney
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