From: Keith Henson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue 25 Mar 2003 - 00:15:03 GMT
This is indirectly related to memes because the propagation of memes is
tied to human motivations.
"Any message, says Vakoch, should take into account studies of animal and
human behaviour showing that apparent self-sacrifice often serves selfish
ends. Good deeds are often done in aid of relatives, in expectation of a
future favour, or to gain the benefits of a good reputation."
The article could be seen as the ultimate meme spreading, about trying to
get aliens to understand us and our ideas.
This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the
Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission
For information about the journal and the list (e.g. unsubscribing)
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