From: Bill Spight (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed 30 Oct 2002 - 19:30:31 GMT
> 3. This is where we disagree. Doctrines and rituals are transmitted
> which may inculcate belief, but the belief itself doesn't transmit.
Hmmm. I seem to be replying to an old note. <shrug>
But you make a good point, Vincent! :-)
It is important to distinguish between the content of a belief and
holding a belief. One important aspect of selection is whether a person
adopts a meme. He may still pass it on even if he does not adopt it, but
adoption means that he is more likely to pass it on purposefully and
more likely to exhibit it in his life, so that it may be picked up.
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