Memes & The Ladder LO7101

Dr Ilfryn Price (
Wed, 1 May 1996 13:32:52 -0400

Replying to LO7078 --

Responding, quickly to Ben Granade

>Just a thought, undeveloped at present, but...could the concept and
lexicon of memes (see URL and
memetics be the tool being looked for in the quest for understanding and
using the ladder of inference?

It may not surprise people to hear me say yes. I think one can use the
ladder without believing or understanding the theory just as, for example,
pigeon breeders bred beautiful pigeons without understanding Darwins
theory [they gave him the idea] but the theory nonetheless expanded future
practice. Please this is not an attempt to trivialise the ladder. For me
understanding a possible cause of 'that stuff' certainly helped the use of
it, not least because it helped me stop making people wrong [at least

If Price
The Harrow Partnership
Pewley Fort Guildford UK


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