Re: Memeticson Dutch TV this weekend!

Ton Maas (
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 09:03:35 +0200

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Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 09:03:35 +0200
From: Ton Maas <>
Subject: Re: Memeticson Dutch TV this weekend!

>Dear all,
>this weekend sunday 26 april there will be a
>program on the Diana-meme with the involvement of Susan Blackmore
>(one of JOM's editors) on Dutch TV.
>It is on the third Dutch net, from 20.00 until 20:25 local time. I am
>not sure if there is a time difference with the UK, it might be. The
>program is called 'noorderlicht'
>Parts of it are bound to be in English though.

Well, of course I watched this program, which was - as is not uncommon with
this type - hampered by serious flaws from the perspective of the
already-interested spectator. Mrs. Blackmore did indeed address some of the
problems around the gene-meme metaphoric relationship, but her defense was
IMHO merely a cop-out. She claimed that the incongruances disappear if we
apply formal evolution theory to both, which didn't help one bit in
clearing up the neo-Darwinist/Lamarckian issue which has arisen from


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