(5/14/1) Commentary: "Lament for Douglas Adams," Published in "The Guardian"
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I've always thought of Douglas (Douglas Adams
) more as a writer of "science comedy", comedy of a sophisticated, scientific kind, than as a writer of science fiction. I'm not an aficionado of science fiction, although the genre has some value in teaching science and stretching the scientific imagination. But so many of Douglas's jokes are scientific jokes, and you don't get them unless you know ...
Coined the term "meme" in his book "The Selfish Gene" (1976).
Wears neck ties with animal designs on them