Re: Thesis: Memes are DNA-Slaves

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    > If such behaviors were not rewarded the organism would not be
    > propelled to engage in the mentioned activities and
    > repetition of them would be absent (reinforcement).

    i think this reward mechanism is often quite complex and not really
    understandable. i think it can often be compared to obsessions or
    addictions rather than just "feeling good" when doing something.

    a lot of human symptoms like ego, image, obsessions and so on have
    not much to do with making someone feel good they might serve some
    function be it at a meme or dna level.

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