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> IMO, this is a major memetic extinction, right there. I really want to
> see how you can explain calling widespread destruction of cultures and
> associated memetic contents, as "evolution".
Allow me. Evolution knows three elements: variation, retention and
The latter implies a redundancy of that what has to be selected. That is,
there are too many entities running for selection. This is where extinction
in, a fate beset on those entities who don't make it to be selected.
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