1 definition by Stephen Jay Gould

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Wrote woefully out-of-date book about genetics called The Selfish Gene. Wrote several equally boring books. Has never actually done anything remotely important in his field of study, except come up with a really stupid concept called a "meme". This concept is, like phlogiston, or the aether, not particularly helpful and is in fact downright harmful in the field of studying culture. The field of memetics has yet to produce a single worthwhile hypothesis or theory.
Dickie Dorkins (Richard Dawkins) wrote a book called the God Delusion, and used his own pretend-friend delusion of memes to rationalize his way through the book. This is called "irony".
by Stephen Jay Gould December 22, 2009

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