Re: Why Europe is so Contrary

From: Alan Patrick (
Date: Mon 18 Nov 2002 - 04:59:49 GMT

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    > Coming out of lurkdom for just one reply:
    > Alan asks: "what has this rant got to do with memetics?" to which I would
    > say "everything".
    > I think Joe's point here is that the adoption of memes is fluid (unlike
    > genes which we're stuck with at least until we start grafting on new
    > Thus, the adoption of a memetic belief can and will often be governed by
    > path of least resistance for many, many people. That, and the path least
    > likely to cause mortal harm - at least in the short run.

    I'll buy that, and note that you only needed one paragraph to summarise the memetic argument and didn't call anyone names.



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