Back on the wagon again

Michael Forstadt (forstadt@HUSC.HARVARD.EDU)
Fri, 11 Feb 1994 13:40:50 -0500

It would appear that Seeker/mizrach1 is still going strong despite
several non-subtle hints which apparently aimed to curtail the thrust of
his several simultaneous discussions or even to remove some of them to
another list. Although I do support his right to continue posting his
thoughts to this VERY list, I DO also reserve the right to comment on
some of his thoughts and "paradigms." I'll be very brief.

In fact, my only intention here is to jump onto a couple of bandwagons.
First, I would have to totally agree with Dave Rindos' comment that
M/eeker's memetics do not seem to serve any useful purpose WHATSOEVER. It
is important, however, to restate my previous position that neither
memetics nor genetics are crucial to cultural evolutionary models,
whether they be strictly Darwinian or traditionally Spencerian.

Second, I share Lieber's view (i.e., distaste) concerning the "new
paradigm" of CyberAnthropology. It is not necessary to add anything to
Lieber's observations which, together with those of Foss, adequately
characterize the scholarly contributions of Mr. Mizrach.
Michael S. Forstadt
Department of Anthropology
Harvard University