Re: Modes of transmission

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    >From: "Francesca S. Alcorn" <>
    >Subject: Re: Modes of transmission
    >Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 01:46:34 -0500
    >>Yes, that is what I wanted to get across. The meme-as-behavior-only
    >>seemed to me to be the only route out of conjecture and just-so stories,
    >>along with the whole idiocy of seeing memes everywhere one looks. I
    >>didn't like it. It wasn't scientific. It was pop lingo hand-waving.
    >Yes, but conjecture is fun and interesting.
    >Just so long as you remember that that's what it is, and don't
    >accidentally start calling it science.
    >The theory of evolution was conjecture. It still is according to many
    I wouldn't go putting the *fact* of evolution as witnessed in the biological
    realm in the same basket as the conjectures of memetic theory as
    uncritically assumed in the realm of cultural phenomena.

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