FW: Memetics in Time magazine

Gatherer, D. (D.Gatherer@organon.nhe.akzonobel.nl)
Tue, 20 Apr 1999 12:29:20 +0200

Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 12:29:20 +0200
From: "Gatherer, D. (Derek)" <D.Gatherer@organon.nhe.akzonobel.nl>
Subject: FW: Memetics in Time magazine
To: "'memetics@mmu.ac.uk'" <memetics@mmu.ac.uk>

-----Original Message-----
From: Gatherer, D. (Derek)
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 1999 7:59 AM
To: 'memetics@mmu.ac.uk'
Subject: RE: Memetics in Time magazine

-----Original Message-----
From: Aaron Lynch [mailto:aaron@mcs.net]
Sent: Monday, April 19, 1999 9:07 PM
To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk
Subject: Re: Memetics in Time magazine

At 04:12 PM 4/19/99 +0200, Gatherer, D. (Derek) wrote:


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.


You have a point here, but..... don't you think that your speculation
concerning Dawkins' motives is... erm.... a bit strong?

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