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> The structure of body and brain is a result of DNA.
> If we can receive, send and store memes it is because
> our DNA allowed us to do it. If the handling of memes
> in one's brain would be independent from the corresponding
> DNA it could have positive, negative or no influence
> on the spreading of DNA.
> If the meme mechanism in one's brain would have
> negative or no influence on the survival of one's genes it
> wouldn't have survived.
Not so. Many incidental characteristics with no influence on survival
persist, especially if they are associated, grouped together, with ones that
More over, even characteristics deleterious to survival persist, only
depending upon just how destructive they are, how quickly, the competition,
external threat and other factors.
> Therefore memes relate to genes in a contributing way.
> Memes serve to the survival of their corresponding genes.
The reverse argument might just as well be made, and just as easily.
After all, behaviors and ideas will persist in a population healthy enough
to stay alive. But not in ones that disappear.
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