RE: Parody of Science

Mark M. Mills (
Fri, 13 Aug 1999 10:16:55 -0400

Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 10:16:55 -0400
From: "Mark M. Mills" <>
Subject: RE: Parody of Science
In-Reply-To: <2CDFE2C8F598D21197C800C04F911B203492F0@DELTA.newhouse.akzo

At 08:51 AM 8/13/99 +0200, you wrote:
>Boyd and Richerson's memetic model of demographic transition has a few
>criticisms placed against it by Borgerhoff Mulder. The first of these is
>that there is no real explanation as to why the process should start in the
>first place.


This is one of my primary stumbling blocks with the Gatherer-meme
definition, no genesis story.

The Lynch-meme is an emergent feature of genetic evolution. It may be
unimportant or impossible to study, but one has no difficulty finding its

Do you have a genesis story for the Gatherer meme?


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