Re: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception

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Date: Tue Jan 15 2002 - 06:56:48 GMT

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    On Tuesday, January 15, 2002, at 01:09 , Keith Henson wrote:

    > As a result of it, phrenology is a relatively unpopular meme because it
    > was subjected to the scientific method and found wanting.

    Astrology is an extremely popular behavior, untrammeled, it seems, by
    any and all efforts of scientific methodology.

    As is acupuncture.

    Popularity is a memetic vector, not a scientific validity.

    As for why phrenology is not more popular in this day of feng shui, your
    guess is as good as mine.

    It should be popular, looking around....

    - Wade

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