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Richard Brodie wrote:
> Science is most certainly not memeless. It is a set of carefully crafted
> memes designed to produce reliable knowledge and theories through
> observation and hypothesis. People have died to propagate the memes of
Who, exactly? Are you referring to the Minchurist-Lysenkoist movements?
Or to what deaths? I can think of several candidates but not many who
died *because* of their memes.
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