Re: Logic

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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).

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