Re: virus: The "science" of memes?
Sun, 15 Dec 1996 23:19:21 -0600 (CST)

On Fri, 13 Dec 1996, XYZ Customer Support wrote:

> >From: Schneider John <>


> >Correct. In the language of memetics, the scientific method is
> >a meme. Period.
> Meme: A unit of info in a mind whose existence influences events such
> that more copies of itself get created in other minds.
> The scientific method is not a meme. Period. It isn't spreading (I
> see you unfortunately haven't been infected by it yet either). Look
> at this month's issue of Sci American. Our society is being inundated
> with anti-science and psuedoscience. 60% of all Americans still
> believe that the earth is less than 10,000 years old and it was
> created. Are you one of those people?

It helps if you speak the language of the rest of us on this list. At
the moment, I do not have a common definition of "scientific method" with

> >But - evolution of the species is explained by selfish gene theory,
> >which is how I should have argued in the first place. (oops.)
> But evolution of the species is also explained by the Christian God
> theory. Just because it is a good explanation doesn't mean it should
> be used. It can be misleading you.

Your memory doesn't reflect what you have seen. Pity.

The "Christian God Theory" is the fastest way of *negating* the necessity
of biological evolution known.

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd