Re: Critical thinking in memetics

Aaron Lynch (
Tue, 16 Jun 1998 07:06:15 -0500

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Date: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 07:06:15 -0500
From: Aaron Lynch <>
Subject: Re: Critical thinking in memetics
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>Aaron wrote:
>>Memeticists must also resist the temptation to imitate the idea of
>>using fictional institution names to seek respectability or grab
>In case anybody is wondering, I feel I ought to point out that
>Liverpool JMU is actually a real university, honest. It's just
>round the corner from Lime St. railway station. And Manchester Met. is
>a real university too (or so I've been told.....)
>School of Biomolecular Sciences
>Liverpool JMU

My comment was about a real problem, Derek. It was not about doubting the
existence of Liverpool JMU. Those who list real institutions generally know
that they have no need to say so, even when the subject of "research
institutions" that exist as web or paper pages only comes up.

--Aaron Lynch

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