Re: What/Who selects memes?

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    Oh, that's an easy one. Memes aren't stored in brains or selected in brains.
    Cultural phenotypes are subject to natural selection in the same way that
    genetic phenotypes are. The difference is that the result of selection on
    genetic phenotypes is differential survival of alleles, whereas selection on
    cultural phenotypes just allows those cultural phenptypes to survive in the

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