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>In the gene-world it's dna. And in the meme-world
>it's memes. And imitation is a part of memetics. It's a copying function.
No, in the gene-world it is mutation and sexual combination. Within the
cell, yes, it is a copying function. But even that gets messed up-
copying mistakes are a prime mutative agent.
But, to make a new and different person, so far, we don't copy, we have
sex. Like Ray says, a brave new world awaits.
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