Re: virus: Why not ramble

Brett Lane Robertson (
Thu, 23 Oct 1997 13:39:27 -0500

Ah, then we are saying the same thing, in our own ways. However, I still
feel Occam needs some solace here- what you are proposing is a deductive
reasoning, and the fact you call it memetic analysis is redundant. (Wade)


I won't back down and accept Wade's conclusion--that saying an analysis
which uses memetics to discover the meme, "memetic analysis", is
"redundant". What Wade is saying is the same as if he said that we cannot
use science to discover what is scientific. I say it is no more "redundant"
to say that memetics discovers what is memetic than it is redundant to say
that science discovers what is scientific.


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