Re: Is memetics necessary (Alex Brown)

Bill Benzon (
Mon, 30 Jun 1997 06:28:06 -0500

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Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 06:28:06 -0500
From: (Bill Benzon)
Subject: Re: Is memetics necessary (Alex Brown)

Tim Rhodes says:

>If Memetics (with a big "M") is to grow into a true science isn't it
>necessary that it go through the awkward adolescence of evidence gathering
>en-route to the Holy Grail of Cultural Theory?

Yes, you would think so. At the moment memeticians seem to being heading
straight for the Grail without stopping to get a feel for the phenomena
they want to account for. It's not enough simply to assert a biological
analogy, define a few terms, and start pulling explanations out of a hat.

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