- Dawkins' GOD: Genes, Memes, and the Meaning of Life;
- Darwinism and the Divine: Evolutionary Thought and Natural Theology;
- The Dawkins Delusion?: Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine.
One of the tactics is to argue that, if religion is a plague of viral memes, then so is science - and so is memetics - hah! take that, science!
It looks as though the religious apologists just got some support for their "theory" from academia. Two new books (published this year) explicitly treat memetics as a religion. Here they are:
- Towards a Science of Belief Systems by Edmund Griffiths
- The Rise of New Religions: Nietzsche, Wilber, and Meme Theory by Andrea Diem-Lane
The blurb from the first book reads, in part:
This book presents an objective method for understanding and comparing belief systems, irrespective of their subject matter and of whether or not the investigator happens to agree with them. The method, descriptive logic, is illustrated through analyses of various phenomena, including Zoroastrianism, Dawkinsism, Fabianism, 9/11 Truth, 'alternative' Egyptology, Gnosticism, flying saucer sightings, and the hymns of Charles Wesley."Dawkinsism", eh! I can just imagine Saint Richard rolling his eyes towards the "heavens".