Re: Darwinian Processes and Memes in Architecture

From: Ray Recchia (
Date: Fri Dec 07 2001 - 23:28:06 GMT

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    You wrote:

    >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 agree.

    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
    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.

    Ray Recchia

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