Hawking Up Hairballs

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


This is a quickie post, since I’m just going to pass you some links. I have never liked Richard Dawkins’ notion of the meme. I’m just not comfortable with the notion that the meme somehow exists beyond the minds in which it resides. That reeks of a kind of Platonism, and I'm a nominalist by conviction. However, I’ve never come up with a coherent and convincing refutation of the notion. Well, there’s finally one posted on the following blog, Vapid Memes.

For those of you who don’t know what a meme is, here’s the Wikipedia entry, Meme Info.


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