Re: The information theoretic view Was: JOM

Bill Spight (
Mon, 06 Sep 1999 07:55:21 -0700

Date: Mon, 06 Sep 1999 07:55:21 -0700
From: Bill Spight <>
Subject: Re: The information theoretic view Was: JOM

Dear Robin,

I attended the Cambridge conference on memetics a couple of months back, at which both Dennett and Dawkins spoke, and despite the fact that cultural evolution was gone into quite deeply -- due to the scepticism of the anthropologists present -- there was no mention whatsoever of any cultural replicator other than the meme.

Memetics intersects several fields. However, anthropology is its home, since it concerns basic components of culture. The objections of anthropologists are very significant. What kind of questions did they raise?

Many thanks,


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