Re: The Demise of a Meme

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Date: Tue Mar 20 2001 - 22:23:20 GMT

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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
    > science.

    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.

    John Wilkins, Head, Graphic Production, The Walter and Eliza Hall 
    Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia
    Homo homini aut deus aut lupus - Erasmus of Rotterdam
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