Re: Papers critical of memetics

Tim Rhodes (
Sun, 7 Feb 1999 00:12:37 -0800

From: "Tim Rhodes" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: Papers critical of memetics
Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 00:12:37 -0800

Aaron wrote:

>The only thing I can see that makes Mr. O'Connor's cartoons "central" to
>memetics is his fawning adulation of you. The effect on research scientists
>and many others is to convince them that "memetics" is an enterprise of
>adolescent boys.

In the long run, todays adolescent boys will have more impact on the field
of memetics than you and Brodie combined could ever hope to achieve.

As they say, "If you really want to change the future, program Saturday
morning cartoons. And learn patience."

>Overall, you and Mr. Rhodes provide a long list of denials and excuses,
>even an implied threat from "KMO."

For future reference, Mr. Rhodes prefers to be addressed directly and to
have his "denials and exuses" referenced accurately.


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