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Muggles and Memetics

I joined Kristan last night for the release of the 5th Harry Potter book. It was quite surreal to see a bookstore packed with people, more surreal considering the not-quite-bookish nature of the crowd.

While there I picked up a copy of The Electric Meme by Robert Aunger. It looks to be a serious discussion of memes that will actually expand upon Dawkins's ideas rather than merely riding the hype.