virus: [Fwd: Dawkins: Evo/Sci news, Aaron Lynch & memes in Newsweek]

Hakeeb A. Nandalal (
Tue, 08 Apr 1997 18:57:15 +0000

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For meme freaks.

Hakeeb A. Nandalal

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Thanks for your feedback about my previous rant.

N E W S ------- I updated Evolution and Science News. Note the story "Guppy Evolution Fast Forwards" where new findings indicate that natural selection acts much quicker than previously thougt.


Aaron Lynch and Memetics in "Newsweek" -------------------------------------- Aaron Lynch, the author of "Thought Contagion: How Belief Spreads Through Society: The New Science of Memes", is featured in this weeks "Newsweek" (April 14th) in a one-page article titled "Viruses of the Mind: How Odd Ideas Survive" on page 14.

Newsweek is not online so I cannot link to it, but you can see Aaron Lynch's comments about the Heaven's Gate cult on his homepage:

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