RE: Tyranny of the replicators

Paul Marsden (
Tue, 10 Jun 1997 07:28:13 -0400

Date: Tue, 10 Jun 1997 07:28:13 -0400
From: Paul Marsden <>
Subject: RE: Tyranny of the replicators
To: "" <>

Message text written by
>>we would still be 'victims of "the tyranny of the
>>selfish replicator"'; only this time its memes rather than genes
>>that are 'pulling the strings'.

>R Brodie wrote
>Don't you think you are being needlessly reductionist? =

No, I think Nick is simply describing the (correct) logical consequences =
adopting evolution through natural selection seriously to the evolved
object we are calling a meme. if you want to find a ghost in the machine=
you won't find it in evolutionary epistemology.

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