Re: Group Selection

t (levy@Oswego.EDU)
Tue, 16 Feb 1999 13:34:33 -0500 (EST)

From: <levy@Oswego.EDU>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 13:34:33 -0500 (EST)
To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk
Subject: Re: Group Selection
In-Reply-To: <199902160907.JAA23616@alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk>

> This would, to me at least, appear to undermine some of the
> 'religions as memeplexes' arguments. Perhaps these
> cultural rules are not biologically independant,
> virus-like, bits of culture - but biologically dependant
> bits of culture which serve to minimise within group
> differences in fitness. Does 'new' group selection theory
> undermine our 'gold mine' of memetic examples? (that both
> Aaron and Richard appear to rely upon a lot).

Wilson is actually very much against the idea of memetics. He reacted
kind of strongly when a professor asked him his opinion on it when he
gave a lecture at SUNY Oswego.

-Rob

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-Robert P. Levy-
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A random quote...
"To live outside the law you must be honest." -- Bob Dylan

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