Re: The Status of Memetics as a Science

From: Robin Faichney (
Date: Fri Apr 20 2001 - 20:36:07 BST

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    On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 04:54:41PM -0700, J. R. Molloy wrote:
    > From: "Lawrence DeBivort" <>
    > > I find little difficulty in distinguishing religion from memetics. Memetics
    > > models and tracks the spread of ideas and beliefs. Religion is composed of
    > > beliefs (whether they are 'correct' or not). At a mimimum, then, memetics is
    > > meta to religion.
    > In further support of your excellent comments, I'd add that memetics is to
    > religion as science is to faith.

    How does faith in memetics as a science fit in there?

    Robin Faichney
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