From: Alan Patrick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon 18 Nov 2002 - 04:59:49 GMT
> 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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