[ExI] Meta question

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 00:41:50 UTC 2016

On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 4:53 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> Keith why do you suppose Dawkins got such a wire-brushing over Selfish Gene?
> His notions in there make perfect sense to me.

They were not even original, he is clear he is popularizing several
other people including Hamilton.  I don't know why he took so much
flack, but it may be what happens to anyone who hints that there is
much going on under the surface.

The only Dawkins original in that book was was the concept of meme.
There were several previous attempts at something close that used
different words, such as culturgen, but Dawkin's meme-meme took over.
I was in the first dozen who wrote articles on memes.  Some of them
are listed here.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Henson#Works

But to respond to your question, I really don't know.


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