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>Furtheron, i feel kind of annoyed by people using memetics theory for
>their personal tastes and giving pseudo-evidence to prove that their
>taste is universal true for everyone. Where's the science in there?
>GMX - Die Kommunikationsplattform im Internet.
I think it is a real problem that we need to look at. As another example I
really liked the historical background given in Agner Fog's book 'Cultural
Selection' (much of which can be found online at www.agner.org/cultset/)
but I think his cultural r/K theory is way too oversimplified and full of
subjective classifications. I think there should be a broader discussion
of this. If this field is ever to be taken seriously we need to be careful
not to overreach, and I am not certain what we can do to keep the reins in.
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