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

Aaron Lynch (
Fri, 05 Mar 1999 12:21:18 -0600

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Date: Fri, 05 Mar 1999 12:21:18 -0600
From: Aaron Lynch <>
Subject: RE: FW: "Retarding the Progress" - A Call for Specifics
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At 09:06 AM 3/5/99 +0100, Gatherer, D. (Derek) wrote:
>For the benefit of those who haven't been inclined to follow the
>blow-by-blow action in this thread, I'll just summarise the main points:

Your "summary" again misrepresents me on numerous points. But rather than
pursuing an argument with someone who does not even agree on what I have
said, I state for the record that I stand by what I said in my 1998 paper
(notwithstanding the possibility of extending its symbolic methods to cover
things that I don't label as mnemons or memes).

As for the matter of who proved what (if anything) in our discussion, I
leave it to list subscribers form their own concusions. It would be absurd
and futile for us to now start arguing over competing summaries of the
discussion, as this would ammount to little more than a spin-doctoring

--Aaron Lynch

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