Re: Cultural traits and vulnerability to memes

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Date: Sun Mar 17 2002 - 10:05:21 GMT

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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Wade T.Smith <>
    > There is hardwiring which is developmental and _requires_ input, like
    > language. And culture. And memes. I would not call this 'acquired
    > wiring', but acquisition it certainly is. The tools of acquisition and
    > the places to put what is acquired are parts of what is 'hardwired'.


    That is what J. Goudsbloem, a Dutch sociologist calls the ' civilation-
    process '_ " people come into this world with a great capacity to learn,
    but only with a few ready- made specifications to do it.
    People must before anything master those. Each individual must go passed
    this, yet it is dependable of the peer group and the society/ environment
    wherein the group operates. " ( FM, 2 March 2002)

    And this is constant under he threat of change !
    Panta Rhei !!



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