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> the only selection pressure 'experienced' by memes are those of the
> media through which they are disseminated and by the
> information filters
> that everyone has, which delete some classes of information and accept
> others --
And of course, many media themselves (via the controllers of
them) make preferential selections prior to distribution.
Sometimes, we're told about some forms of this control, via
fifth estates like news reporters. But, sometimes we're not,
like in church....
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