RE: Selfish Meme?

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    From: Keith Henson
    Granted. Look at the opposition to plate tectonics and bacteria as the
    cause of ulcers.

    >That said, given the origin of this exchange, I do accept science has
    >having more selective pressure for true explanations than other meme

    Right. I have used the term "MetaMeme" for logic and the scientific
    method. Over the long term (and as you point out it can take a

    A minor and pedantic point from a lapsed geologist. Plate Tectonics / continental drift is arguably two generations from Wegener in 1917 to
    the the late 60s. Four if you count an early reference to a US Geologist (Smith ? Sorry I've lost the reference) who proposed the idea ca


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