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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Wade T. Smith <email@example.com>
> > Designing culture is what is so archly called memetic engineering, but
> > the manipulation of a few or a thousand people is not a full force
> > experiment. Religions are. And of course, anything that is designed and
> > changed within its life span is a lamarckian process.
> Hi Wade,
> But is that than not present in any political perspective and in any
> debate !?
> Political ideologies ( and the democratic one too) are manipulating, with
> intent or not, more than a thousand towards (in)tolerance/ disobedience/
> righteousness/ honesty/ equality/ solidarity/...
> Ideology is believing and all what is ' designed ' to support such is a
> Lamarckian process.
> The 5- year planning of the economy in the former USSR, were such
> Lamarckian processes. Designed ( chemical) new drugs to fight disease
> is another way.
> In Lamarckian terms, when there is a " need " it involves Lamarckian
> processing. The ' need ' to improve yourself, the strategies by which
> the economy is working, the need for a better product so that you can
> outline the competition,... are all Lamarckian- based processes.
> We tend to see this as the Darwinian paradigm_ natural selection can do
> the same trick
> Darwins theory may indeed have won the race, but Darwin himself
> never give up the idea of use- inheritance.
> Even Dawkins mentions this !
> Lamarck 's theory is misrepresented and misinterpreted.
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