RE: The selfish gene meme

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Fri Dec 07 2001 - 14:37:54 GMT

  • Next message: Dace: "Re: Research With Drosophila Provides Clues to Enhancing Human Memory"

    Received: by id OAA08471 (8.6.9/5.3[ref] for from; Fri, 7 Dec 2001 14:42:47 GMT
    Message-Id: <>
    Subject: RE: The selfish gene meme
    Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2001 09:37:54 -0500
    x-mailer: Claris Emailer 2.0v3, Claritas Est Veritas
    From: "Wade T. Smith" <>
    To: "memetics list" <>
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII"
    Precedence: bulk

    On 12/07/01 08:31, Price, Ilfryn said this-

    >> Virtually everyone on this list
    >> appears to occupy
    >> this space- whether as lay contributors or people who've put
    >> themselves into
    >> print on such issues like yourself. I wonder why....
    >A nice and I presume rhetorical question.

    The desire for consilience among the various sciences and disciplines,
    social, technical, and artistic, is a dangerous want. It's dangerous to
    the heirarchy. It's dangerous to the status quo. It's dangerous to tribal

    It's dangerous because it also needs full freedom of disclosure, and it
    educates everyone about everything.

    The internet, however, is such a strong environment for it, that it just
    might survive.

    And it's also dangerously apt to remain unfocused because it needs
    vision, and people with overarching vision are few, if not non-existent,
    these days, rare as they were ever.

    - Wade

    This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the
    Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission
    For information about the journal and the list (e.g. unsubscribing)

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Fri Dec 07 2001 - 14:49:09 GMT