Re: memetics-digest V1 #1294

From: Grant Callaghan (
Date: Sat 08 Mar 2003 - 20:45:42 GMT

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    Why should the meme need adjustments to fit in one's head !? I do think this process works the other way round, that is the already existing memes will be influenced by the newbie.


    New memes tend to keep out those that don't fit into the meme pool of the people who see or hear them. Those that do get accepted will change the shape of the meme pool in the individual mind. Repition will make memes more acceptable. You've heard, no doubt, that if you repeat a lie often enough people will begin to believe it. What other people around you believe and repeat make what they say more acceptable. But a single exposure, unless it is accompanied by some emotional experience, seldom makes it into the world view of the individual.


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