Re: The race is on

Mon, 21 Sep 1998 08:53:16 -0400 (EDT)

Subject: Re: The race is on
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 1998 08:53:16 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 18 Sep 1998 11:34:16 -0500 Aaron Lynch <> wrote:
At 09:50 AM 9/18/98 -0400, BMSDGATH wrote:
> Derek has merely left off the URL of the 'meme lab' web
> page.
> It is

I have the honour to be an associate member.

Re: the term 'mentalists'

> The term does not apply
> to one who merely asserts the existence of neurally stored information
> (replicated or otherwise).

I shall have to find another name for you then.

> Name calling aside, it is nice to see that your work is not, in fact,
> "retarded" by the emergence of thought contagion theory.

No, you're right it hasn't been - but the reason it hasn't is that
instead of a 'thought contagion' theoretical basis, I opt for one
which is:

a) simpler
b) a more consistent reflection of reality

That is the essence of my position (it's not _my_ position of course,
because plenty of others take it too, and before me) and I think also
the source of its fruitfulness.


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