Re: implied or inferred memes

Bill Benzon (
Mon, 20 Sep 1999 18:00:44 -0400

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Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 18:00:44 -0400
From: (Bill Benzon)
Subject: Re: implied or inferred memes

>In fact, minus memetics being part of the social sciences -- which it is
>still striving for such a place -- I would tend to agree with them. Prior to
>memetics, I would say that almost everything I have encountered in social
>sciences has been clearly under the sway of one political ideology or

The trouble, Jake, is that without empirical evidence, memetics' scientific
heritage does it little good. And I certainly think that wanting to say
that it's our memes acting, and not us at all, is an ideological desire.

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