Memetics redux: Scientific mysticism
When I was first writing out my opposition to memetics, I banged out a post ranting and raving about it being "scientific mysticism," but then I realized that I had no idea what that was supposed to mean, so I wrote an entire essay explaining this to myself. Rambly, needs to be edited, etc. but it explains what really irritates me about memetics.
I know the feeling. I'll get it read by tomorrow, kinda now in the middle of something.