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On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 11:25:31AM -0500, Wade Smith wrote:
> >Maybe it's time you gave us your definition of "imitate", because it's
> >obviously not the one in common use.
> Here it is then- To copy the actions, appearance, mannerisms, or
> speech of; mimic.
> And evolution doesn't do any of those things.
> And memetics is an evolutionary paradigm.
> Imitation means nothing to memetics.
So once again I've been wasting my valuable time on stupid word games.
I should know you by now, Wade, shouldn't I? In my experience, debate
with you is always time wasted. If you're under the impression that
you might be making a useful contribution to the debate, you are very
sadly deluded. If you are knowingly wasting our time, you deserve
a good kicking. As I don't know which of these is the case, and of
course you're very far beyond the reach of my boot, I'll just have to
arrange to have all your little dribbles of shit deleted from my inbox
before I see them. I'm basically an optimist regarding human nature,
so such drastic action is required to ensure I'll never fall back into
the trap of thinking you capable of being helped to understand memetics.
-- Robin Faichney "One person's mess is another's complexity" inside information -- http://www.ii01.org/
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