Re: What/Who selects memes?

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    > But the very universality of musics and images and colors and textures
    > cannot be ignored, any more than the universality of language. Degrees
    > of
    > knowledge, of culture, are the differences- what was selected for in
    > each
    > environment- but the memetic/genetic substrate remains the same.

    The fact that humans universally appreciate music, have religious brains,
    like dancing, like learning and so on suggests a common evolutionary origin.
    Universal human preferrence to engage in such activities are indicators to
    some sort of evolutionary (survival advantageous) process. Perhaps cherishing
    such memes helped to maintain group coherence and thus increased chances
    of survival as opposed to the not so culturally engaged rival

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