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> The question is why some memes are so successful at colonizing brains
> compared to other memes. What gives them their power?
Compatibility with existing resident memes. Like an ecosystem (hopefully
you wouldn't say that ecosystems resonate with previous ecosystems?).
> According to the evolutionary model, useful memes enhanced the
> reproductive success of those brains that were more permeable to
> them at the same time that brains selected for more brain-
> permeable useful memes; co-evolution, from both ends.
And that is how we got the brain to do it with (more or less).
Chris Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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