Re: Lamarckism in memetics (Rose and de l

Bill Benzon (
Tue, 10 Jun 1997 07:17:11 -0500

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Date: Tue, 10 Jun 1997 07:17:11 -0500
From: (Bill Benzon)
Subject: Re: Lamarckism in memetics (Rose and de l

>The sort of memetics I'm interested in is the one that seeks to
>finish the job that Darwin started. Darwinism can explain the
>complexity and apparent design within nature without the need for
>God. Memetics can explain the complexcity and apparent design of
>culture without the need for free-will, or a soul. We don't need
>God to understand natural forms, to reintroduce God flies against
>Occam's razor.
Well...that's the hope. But to the extent that memetics is sloppy about
causal dynamics and conducts much of its business as a branch of rhetoric
or lit crit, cigar.

William L. Benzon 201.217.1010
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