RE: Selfish memes?

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Date: Thu Jan 24 2002 - 00:15:38 GMT

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    Good enough -- many thanks, Wayne.


    > This is apparently from The Selfish Gene, somewhere...
    > "Of course," Dawkins writes, "the personification of the gene is not to
    > be taken literally ... Personification is sometimes a useful device, and
    > for critics to accuse us of taking it literally is almost as stupid as
    > taking it literally in the first place. Physicists are not literally
    > charmed by their particles and the critic who would so accuse them is a
    > tiresome pedant."
    > - since it was mentioned in a review of the same at
    > - Wade

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