From: Van oost Kenneth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun 01 Jun 2003 - 09:32:27 GMT
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From: "Reed Konsler" <email@example.com>
> This system of genetic inequity only works in the presence of other memes
> such as "charity", "every human life is valuable" and "love all people".
> Imagine the poor black child, born in the inner city to a 14 year old
> mother. Do you feel charity? Is that life valuable to you? Do you feel
> that our society should provide some support to that family?
> Those feelings, if present, are memes that are not in your genetic
Alan already mentioned it, but I would like to add the following,
Those memes are, to some degree, in your genetic interest, atleast
as being a subclass.
Feelings of charity, of giving a helping hand, of solidarity helps you
in your genetic survival, 1_ being than a gently, caring man augments
your possible succes towards the opposite sexe.
Creating your own ' venue ' in that way, performances presented
and accounted for within can and will spread.
2_ Gestures, artifacts, thoughts, performances and behaviors,
whatever they mean can and will be ' passed on ', culturally
and/ or socially from you to your offspring. Kids, remerber,
' imitate' their parents. In a way, you manipulate your kids' genes/ memes in order that your own cultural/ social venues/ elements will and can spread.
3_ Charity, done on a larger scale than your own individualistic
effort, manipulate the social mechanisms of a state.
Cultural evolution benefits from this approach and therefor in
a feedback loop yourself.
The parameter of maintaining a cultural/ social caring community
gives rise, maybe to false beliefs, to vital performances within
its participants, needed to maintain the venue itself.
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