RE: Group Selection

Gatherer, D. (
Wed, 17 Feb 1999 09:05:18 +0100

Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 09:05:18 +0100
From: "Gatherer, D. (Derek)" <>
Subject: RE: Group Selection
To: "''" <>

'Kind of strongly'???? Pray tell more......

The reason I am a little (to put it mildly) surprised is that Wilson's
sociobiology is a good deal softer than, for instance, that of Richard
Alexander, and there is a good deal of room in it for cultural
information. After all he did coin the phrase 'gene-culture leash
theory'. I don't see any problem with sociobiology and memetics meeting
in the middle along these lines (although of course I would incline
towards culture being largely gene-independent).

Hope you can amplify this interesting thread,



> -----Original Message-----
> From: levy@Oswego.EDU [SMTP:levy@Oswego.EDU]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 1999 6:35 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Group Selection
> 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.

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