On Gatherer's behaviourist stance

Paul Marsden (PaulMarsden@email.msn.com)
Tue, 8 Sep 1998 08:36:03 +0100

From: "Paul Marsden" <PaulMarsden@email.msn.com>
To: "memetics" <memetics@mmu.ac.uk>
Subject: On Gatherer's behaviourist stance
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 1998 08:36:03 +0100

Mario said

>To the opposite, a little information about the ideas of people, as we
>can gather through asking questions, immediately provides a lot of
>information on the objects they make or dances they perform and often we
>realize that our interpretation - based on our cultural background
>interpretation of the artefacts or dances - was completely wrong.

This is what social scientists - social psychologists, market researchers,
sociologists etc. have been doing for over a century - how does your
interpretation of memetics differ from standard social science?

Paul Marsden
Graduate Research Centre in the Social Sciences
University of Sussex
e-mail PaulMarsden@msn.com
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