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Hi Vincent Campbell -
>Anyway, transmission and reception of memes does not require a self,
>only a transmitter and a receiver which are not necessarily the same thing
Remember too, that this 'self' appears to be a necessity when we see
cheating and manipulative behavior of almost any stripe.
Whether memes are required as well is problematic, but they are certainly
a major part of the toolkit of the cheat.
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