Re: What/Who selects memes?

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    > IMO culture does not have any purpose than to be the approiate vehicle
    > to propagate its specific memes.

    Yes, but you have to be aware of the fact that memes affect people.
    So if culture is a vehicle for propagating memes it's also a vehicle
    to affect people's lives.

    > The only purpose I see of any culture is to spread " cultural " memes, that
    > are ideas, thoughts, values, moralistic considerations, ethics and
    > aesthetics.

    Yes, and this affects People.

    Look at Third Reich "culture". Just some memes flowing around or Jews
    being killed in concentration camps because of an idea?

    > And in that way, cultures will, can and must differ, because any possible
    > environmental difference between 2 or more changes the outcome of any
    > meme....

    Culture changes, not randomly, but the way it's human population
    makes it too.

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