Re: Lamarckism and Category (?) Mistakes

Paul Marsden (
Tue, 10 Jun 1997 07:28:04 -0400

Date: Tue, 10 Jun 1997 07:28:04 -0400
From: Paul Marsden <>
Subject: Re: Lamarckism and Category (?) Mistakes
To: "" <>

Nick Rose wrote

>If culture proceeds by evolution; then it cannot have foresight: If it
does have
>foresight, then we do not need a theory of evolution to help us understa=

I think you are wrong on the second point Nick because there are many
different evolutionary theories from Marxism to Lamarkism; evolution by
natural selection is only one variant of evolution, which is I, and I agr=
with you here, is blind (you first point). It might seem obvious to you
that memetics works through a blind process of natural selection, but the=

consequences are adopting this position are huge - one of them, as Tim
Perper has pointed out, is you are going to have to wave good bye to free=


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