Re: On Gatherer's behaviourist stance

Bill Benzon (
Mon, 14 Sep 1998 18:29:45 -0500

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Date: Mon, 14 Sep 1998 18:29:45 -0500
From: (Bill Benzon)
Subject: Re: On Gatherer's behaviourist stance

At 5:09 PM 9/14/98 -0500, Aaron Lynch wrote:

>replicators identified with the word "meme." A far more productive
>approach, if he wishes to pursue it, would be to try to ask a very
>prominent behaviorist to coin a new behavior-centered term and publish it.

This is a rather striking statement. Why should someone who wants a new
term ask a prominent thinking to coin and publish? Are prominent thinkers
the only ones allowed to have new ideas and coin new terms?

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