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>From: "Lawrence DeBivort" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: RE: A Question for Wade
>Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 08:35:10 -0500
>It is an excellent idea, in that it has allowed distinctions to be made
>have proved useful in the fields of sociology (e.g. understanding of
>religious and political movements), linguisitics (e.g. structure of
>self-dissemination and self-protection), psychology (e.g. personality
>profiling), and persuasion.
What proportion of professionals in these fields actually use memetics as
the basis of their work? Has memetics had an impact beyond the fishbowl of
memetics itself or beyond some popularizations. Are a large proportion of
serious professionals in the subdivisions of the social sciences serious
about the supposed toolbox of memetics or do they pass it off as a toybox
>Professionally and technically, I view myself as indebted to Dawkins for
>nubbin of the idea, and several others, many on this list, for sharing in
>the process of discovery that has advanced us to this point.
Recapitulationists may hve had similar sentiment toward Haeckel in another
era for a simplistic parallel between ontogeny and phylogeny.
>Lawrence de Bivort
>The Memetics Group
> > > > >meme sounds nicer.
> > > >
> > > > It is an attractive, catchy, little word, ain't it?
> > > >
> > > > Like a new peanut butter, ready to spread on crackers and toast.
> > > >
> > > > Probably one of the reasons people want to put it in every
> > casserole in
> > > > their ovens.
> > >
> > >Sounds like you're saying it's a successful meme.
> > >
> > >
> > But is it a good idea?
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