Re: RE: Papers critical of memetics

Ilfryn PRICE (
Mon, 8 Feb 1999 08:35:04 -0000

From: (Ilfryn PRICE)
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 08:35:04 -0000
Subject: Re: RE: Papers critical of memetics

Aaaron states
>We do not want scientists such as Polichak to misconstrue that we offer
>memetics as a replacement to all the existing work in psychology,
>sociology, anthropology, economics, linguistics, etc., or as a replacement
>to existing work in specific sub-domains such as state-conditioned learning
>and confabulation.

Why not. One of the points about the memetic stance is that it offers us (as
Paul Marsden has pointed out) a minimalist heuristic which can unify
evolutionary approachs in all those disciplines.



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