RE: virus: Book review

Richard Brodie (
Fri, 6 Jun 1997 10:54:46 -0700

Well, I read the article, but I didn't see anything about memetics. What
are you talking about?

My reaction to the review: Gould is a crushed man fighting for his
reputation. The critique is without substance and resorts to ad-hominem
attacks and arguments from authority.

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>From: Grant Callaghan[]
>Sent: Friday, June 6, 1997 12:21 AM
>To: David McFadzean
>Subject: virus: Book review
>The New York Review of books has just published a book review by
>Stephen Jay Gould critiquing Daniel Dennett's "Darwin's Dangerous
>Idea." In it he says Dennett misrepresented his (Gould's) ideas
>in the book and tried to attribute positions to Gould that he
>never espoused. Then he brings up some excellent criticisms of
>the memetics movement that should probably be addressed by anyone
>who wants to make memetics a science or philosophy that scientists
>will take seriously. You can read or download the article from
> Highly recommended.
>Grant Callaghan