From: Wade T. Smith (email@example.com)
Date: Thu 12 Jun 2003 - 18:18:44 GMT
On Thursday, June 12, 2003, at 01:33 PM, Ray wrote:
> Certain cultures
> encourage and channel creativity and reward members who engage in
> activity while others discourage and punish it.
That's agreeing with me, wholeheartedly. You are wonderfully describing
a quality of a cultural venue.
> Science is a meme that is
> about generating and filtering new memes. Democracy exists as process
> resolving public policy differences based upon the rule of the
> but if there were no such large scale differences we wouldn't need it.
> In the last few centuries ideas and new cultural elements have been
> introduced at unprecedented levels. I don't that is accounted for by
> in our genetic makeup. Instead what we have is the flourishing of
> that encourage and promote the generation of new ideas.
All the above, is, however, just hand-waving.
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