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> 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.
but in the end it doesn't survive.
do you really think that the meme-handling capability is a
deleterious or indifferent characteristic? i mean, every human has
it. even monkeys build up simple cultures. quite wide-spread to be
deleterious in my eyes.
> > 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.
memes live in brains. that a brain exists, that it is able to process
is at first made possible by dna.
if you can prove your version please show me.
> After all, behaviors and ideas will persist in a population healthy enough
> to stay alive. But not in ones that disappear.
my point. if a meme-set would kill it's people it would die too.
therefore the meme-set (ideas,behaviors...) makes it's population
survive. it serves the dna.
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