Re: What/Who selects memes?

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    > If memes are, then it is more correct to ask what selected for them.
    > Yes?

    My basic question is what the brain does to make me like a certain
    song, piece of art, worldview etc. while others don't like it. And
    this is selection in my eyes.

    I don't understand meme-theory if it is explained as to be
    independent from dna. Memes freely floating around in heads. I don't
    believe in this. People like certain memes more than others and they
    output certain memes, not all they got as input. So they select memes!

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