Re: What/Who selects memes?

From: Kenneth Van Oost (
Date: Sun Oct 07 2001 - 16:19:36 BST

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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Philip Jonkers <>
    > It is the brain that selects (conscious or unconscious),
    > but the brain is a product of
    > existing memes already running around in head and the genetic
    > make-up of the brain (some people never will be scientists
    > or become meme-fountains no matter how hard they try).
    > It therefore valid to some extent that memes select memes.

    Hi Philip,

    I agree on the fact mentioned here, but I like to know, how do memes
    select memes in the first place !?
    I understand that to some extent genes are required, but how would you
    than explain that genes selects stuctures to help memes select more
    memes. Evolution !? Right and of course, but IMO that is too simple
    to explain everything.

    If genes selects such a structure what would than be its primary
    contents !? Select memes !? How would such a structue know what to
    do if not it already knows what to do, memetically speaking that is.
    Again, do we have not to consider the possibility of epi- memetic- rules !?
    Genetical selected or not... !?
    What kind of information would exhibited such rules !?



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