Re: ply to Grant: Lawrence of Arabia and the Middle East

From: Philip Jonkers (
Date: Mon Feb 11 2002 - 16:51:48 GMT

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    > Having said that I don't agree with Ray that subjects should be
    > avoided, and there is the risk that off-list discussions can become
    > unnecessarily personal, and I've been the subject of that (from Richard
    > Brodie) and to my shame a perpetrator of that (with Robin ages ago). To
    > avoid that, we should stick to the main list where the group can decide
    > what's reasonable/relevant to discuss.

    I'm with you on this Vincent. Memetics is a theory about culture, all of
    if you ask me. Therefore discussions permeate all ends of the spectrum.
    We like to dwell. So what? Let it be.

    As for limiting memetics to a group of politically safe subjects. I don't
    memetics also covers the controversial. To build weapons one has to use
    mathematics and physics, since weapons are a threat to humanity should we
    ban math and physics? I don't think so....


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