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>From: "Francesca S. Alcorn" <email@example.com>
>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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