Re: Memetics in Time magazine

t (Mario.Vaneechoutte@rug.ac.be)
Tue, 20 Apr 1999 07:57:29 +0200

From: <Mario.Vaneechoutte@rug.ac.be>
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 07:57:29 +0200
To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk
Subject: Re: Memetics in Time magazine

Aaron Lynch wrote:

> At 04:12 PM 4/19/99 +0200, Gatherer, D. (Derek) wrote:
> >http://cgi.pathfinder.com/time/magazine/articles/0,3266,22988,00.html
> >
> >http://cgi.pathfinder.com/time/magazine/articles/0,3266,22956,00.html
>
> The first of these articles mentions an assortment of Internet sites
> concerning memetics. These include alt.memetics, the "Church of Virus,"
> "The Meme Gardening Page," "Memes, and Grinning Idiot Press," etc. But it
> does not mention JoM-EMIT or any technical/quantitative treatment of
> memetics that might have preempted the charge of "cocktail party science"
> leveled by H. Allen Orr (quoted by Kher) in the second piece. Perhaps it
> was a simple oversight on Dawkins's part. Then again, perhaps he is in some
> state of conflict about whether or not he wants memetics to be widely
> viewed as serious science.

Aaron, I agree. Dawkins could have mentioned our journal. Moreover since he is
in the advisory board.

>
>
> --Aaron Lynch
>
> http://www.mcs.net/~aaron/thoughtcontagion.html
>
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