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On Friday, February 8, 2002, at 01:10 ,
>>> I don't have a problem with people voicing their political or
>>> 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....
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