Re: Structure of facts and opinions

Tim Rhodes (
Wed, 26 Aug 1998 12:53:55 -0700

From: "Tim Rhodes" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: Structure of facts and opinions
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 12:53:55 -0700

Aaron Lynch writes:

>On the other hand, there *are* scientists who read
>science newsgroups, and they have seen your crossposts mixing science
>newsgroups with

So you read for the science, eh, Aaron? Yeah, I know how
it can be. And I read Playboy for the articles too.

>Another pitfall of mixed marketing arises in your negative impression
>of professors. There is an implication in Virus of the Mind (p. 72) that
>professors are only out to protect their jobs.

Our own Bruce Edmonds recently noted in a paper to the Journal regarding
selection criteria for memetic models: "For this reason the application of
stringent selection processes (that are relevant to the survival of the
field as opposed to relevant to only the survival of academics and their
constructs) is vital."

Would you make a similar accusation here, for a similar impression is given
by this quote as well?

If you want to find fault in Richard, simply note the fact that he cannot
write a post (to any list) without including plug for his book and that this
becomes tiresome after a while.

But as they say, "The nice thing about an egotist is, at least they don't go
around taking about other people." :-)

-Tim Rhodes

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