Re: Words and memes

From: Wade Smith (
Date: Fri Feb 08 2002 - 19:38:46 GMT

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    On Friday, February 8, 2002, at 01:10 ,
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    >>> I don't have a problem with people voicing their political or
    >> religious
    >>> views. I do have a problem with using memetics to justify them.
    >> Is memetics a valid justification for anything?
    >> - Wade
    > Is this more of your 'I am really not convinced that memetics is useful
    > for anything even though I post to this list more than anyone except
    > Vince who share my views' stance? It is a nice fallback
    > position but it
    > is a bit like a straight guy telling a homosexual what good gay sex
    > should be like.

    I didn't say 'useful for anything', I said, 'justification for
    anything' - taking up your problem (which I share) of views
    being justified (as if that were possible) by memetics.

    I don't try to fallback into any position, even into safe positions....

    - Wade

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