Re: JASSS Critical Review of Thought Contagion

Paul marsden (
Fri, 30 Apr 1999 00:48:24 PDT

From: "Paul marsden" <>
Subject: Re: JASSS Critical Review of Thought Contagion
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 00:48:24 PDT

>From: Aaron Lynch <>
>One of the observers of the debate between myself and Marsden wrote
>privately to express his opinion that Marsden's harsh comments were coming
>because he felt threatened by my work--especially with the fact that it has
>been expressed in quantitative terms suited to computational and empirical
>investigation. Whether Marsden really feels threatened or not, I cannot

I can and he doesn't ;-)

Aaron, I want memetics to succeed, and in quantitative terms - I am
struggling with my thesis to develop a predictive suicide model using YOUR
concept of a propagative profile. I really couldn't give a pair of fetid
dingoes kidneys WHO develops memetics - as long as it is successful.
Threatened? No. Frustrated? Yes.

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