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From: Ross Olson [ross{at}rossolson.org]
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2011 To: Smithsonian (LettersEDsi.edu)
Subject: Memes

I thought I had picked up "Mad" or "Lampoon" or maybe it was a belated April Fool ("Have Meme, Will
Travel," April 2011). If I didn't know that Dawkins is deadly serious, I could have believed that he was
deliberately infecting you with memism. Since matter does not spontaneously increase its information
content, the creative professor has come up with an entity that acts - so he tells us - exactly as he
needs it to act and cannot be measured. And he thinks Christians live in a fantasy world!

Ross S. Olson MD