Human motivation

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Tue 25 Mar 2003 - 00:15:03 GMT

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    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.

    Keith Henson

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