RE: Parody in Science

Paul Marsden (
Thu, 29 Jul 1999 22:42:38 +0200

From: "Paul Marsden" <>
To: "memetics" <>
Subject: RE: Parody in Science
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 22:42:38 +0200

>Now, there is a work available that falsifies all 7 transmission modes in
>my book, contains multiple damaging misquotations, attributes statements
>quite opposite to the ones I make, etc. I will not name that work for you
>here, first of all because my post was intended to encourage better work in
>the future rather than criticize past works. (My reply to that piece will
>soon be published eslewhere anyway.)

Hmm, now I wonder who said this and who it is directed at....yawn, yawn's a clue... check out if you can stand the
tedium of this singularly inconsequential debate, and search for the
multiple damaging misquotations, misattributions. Alternatively, wait for
the reply which I am sure will be full of good deductive arguments,
substantiated empirical inferences and explicit causal mechanisms. The
falsification bit has me though - although I'm quite glad my interpretations
of loose causal inferences were taken as falsifying every one of the seven

Paul Marsden
Graduate Research Centre in the Social Sciences
University of Sussex
ICQ 35642304
Tel (44) (0) 958 733 414

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