X-Message-Number: 11963
From: "Philip Rhoades" <>
Subject: Meme theory / Newtonian physics
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 21:13:14 +0100

Hi all,

In Message #11959 Chris Fideli said:

. . .

>Subject: Memetics: Partial Reply to Peter Merel
>A large portion of human cultural development can be reduced
>to economics, and to the extent that it can, algorithims
>that rely on economic or game theory will continue to be
>useful in their capacities.  But the best economists admit
>that their science is only a useful approximation of how
>humans actually behave -sort of like a Newtonian physics of
>the human world

Except that Newtonian physics predicts about 99.99% of observations that the
average person can make compared to a few percent for economic predictions.

As far as Economics is concerned, it is less a science and more voodoo . .

Long life to all,


Philip Rhoades

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