RE: Whales amongst us

Wade T.Smith (
Thu, 30 Sep 1999 11:32:16 -0400

Subject: RE: Whales amongst us
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 11:32:16 -0400
From: "Wade T.Smith" <>
To: <>

>Redundant with what?

Genetics, behavioural psychology, cognitive science, philosophy,
aesthetics, biology....

I can accept it if someone wants to and provides the means to put all the
above under a 'memetics' umbrella, but, so far, I do not buy a 'science
of the meme'.

Not that it matters a pair of fetid dingoes' kidneys what I think, it
don't. But I've really tried to see something convincing, and the more I
look, the more I'm drifting into the socio-biological camp, and wondering
at the useless and extravagant and unnecessary trappings erected so
flimsily by memeticists, or by those who call themselves such, since I
must also set up the tent on the side of those who say such a label is
totally without credential.

It's a nice map, memetics, but so far, I see only pictures of imagined
dragons there.

- Wade

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