Feminist drivel and memetics

Steve (tramont@iinet.net.au)
Sun, 30 Aug 1998 16:07:29 +0800

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Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 16:07:29 +0800
To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk
From: Steve <tramont@iinet.net.au>
Subject: Feminist drivel and memetics

At 05:11 AM 8/29/98 +0800, Aaron Lynch wrote on the Emotional Memes thread:
>At 03:14 PM 8/28/98 -0400, Derek Gatherer wrote:
>>It's more than that. The issue is: what is memetics all about? It's
>>been going for 22 years now, and has made not exactly impressive
>>progress, because we are chasing things which aren't there, or rather
>>they are right under our noses, but we insist on looking for them
>Actually, the slow progress must also be attributed to delays in getting
>people to take up the subject as major parts of their careers. Dawkins, for
>instance, could only devote a small fraction of his time to memetics given
>his commitment to biological sciences.

Actually, one key to understanding why memetics has not progressed very far
lies in the success of feminist claptrap. We do not understand the nature of
cognition or the way that living entities make choices from the ecologies
within which they reside (for human beings, that ecology is culture). Men
and women make choices from their cultures - to be more specific, women
choose the types of men that they would like their sons to be (without going
into detail, men are the producers of variety and women are the filters of

With this sort of systemic understanding that appreciates the importance of
choice, feminist drivel would have been laughed into oblivion at its very

Memetics has the potential to explain the feminist disaster - but not the
version of memetics that assumes the fairytale that the brain is some kind
of biological computer. Memetics in the sense of organisms choosing the
things they conceptualise, will.

When we understand these sorts of basic issues, everything else will fall
into place with crystal clarity. And there will be no gender-supremacist

Stephen Springette

Newton's Laws of Emotion:
There can be no complexity without simplicity

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