Memetics as _Skeptical Inquirer_ headline

Aaron Lynch (
Mon, 01 Nov 1999 14:43:00 -0600

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Date: Mon, 01 Nov 1999 14:43:00 -0600
From: Aaron Lynch <>
Subject: Memetics as _Skeptical Inquirer_ headline
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For all those meme skeptics out there...

The November/December 1999 _Skeptical Inquirer_ has "Millennium Thought
Contagion" (the title of an applied memetics article within) as the cover

Early this year, Kelly Salsbery told us about an article critical of
memetics titled, "Memes: What are They Good For" in another skeptics'
magazine, _Skeptic_ (Volume 6, #3). Hopefully the current article in
_Skeptical Inquirer_ will suggest at least one plausible example to
readers. It is about the spread of apocalyptic millennial beliefs,
especially about Y2K ideas that have spread in the USA over the past few

--Aaron Lynch

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