Re: Cultural traits and vulnerability to memes

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Date: Mon Mar 11 2002 - 10:52:33 GMT

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    At 09:21 AM 10/03/02 -0500, you wrote:
    >On Sunday, March 10, 2002, at 07:27 , Jeremy Bradley wrote:
    >> So I guess that makes me firmly anti determinist 'cos I think that
    >> traits
    >> are programmed in to us for the purpose of making us vulnerable to
    >> culturally appropriate memes and defensive against culturally
    >> inappropriate
    >> ones.
    >Doesn't sound anti-determinist to me. Sounds like a spider web. Useful
    >and malleable.
    >- Wade
    For me Wade, determinism is the theory that behaviours are 'hardwired' into
    us. What I suggest is that humans are programable rather than fixed.

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