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>Wait for my essay "The Me Me Meme and the Cult of Post-Enlightenment
The "me meme" is not just a meme. It is a hardwired part of the brain that
can be disabled with brain damage. It is essential to the "defense of
territory reflex," which is also a hardwired section of the brain. Memes
may be able to overcome the bad consequences of these inherited features,
but they are the battlefield on which the gene/meme war is being fought.
Treating them as memes is like treating the flue with antibiotics. The
medicine you are prescribing will have no effect on the area being treated.
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