RE: "Retarding the Progress" - A Call for Specifics

Gatherer, D. (
Mon, 01 Mar 1999 09:13:52 +0100

Date: Mon, 01 Mar 1999 09:13:52 +0100
From: "Gatherer, D. (Derek)" <>
Subject: RE: "Retarding the Progress" - A Call for Specifics
To: "''" <>

Aaron, the calculus of mnemon instantiations leads to paradoxes
involving the finite storage capacity of the mind (as I have already
shown - blah blah, must I repeat myself?????). Language statements
cannot be stored as memory instantiations. Chomsky demonstrated this
back in the mid-50s. You are either a) not aware of this (I'm sure you
were aware of this, and if you weren't you must be by now because I've
talked about it ad nauseam), or b) choose to ignore it. I conclude you
have chosen to ignore it. Therefore you have disregarded linguistics.
Simple as that.


> In particular, you did not identify a single case of how
>linguistics and cognitive science were dangerously or even
>disregarded in a memetic explanation in which "the thought
>metaphor" has actually been used.

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