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On 10/04/01 11:55, Philip Jonkers said this-
>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
Perhaps so. It looks that way, peering as we do backwards.
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