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