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> >I do too believe that memes are adopted
> >only when deemed valuable or fitness increasing as
> >I have put it in one of the hypotheses submitted to
> >this list.
>Adopted by whom?
>The child, indoctrinated into a religious overview, has no opportunity to
>deem this valuable.
>But, yes, the society did, which is why it trains the children in these
>If memes were only deemed valuable, no-one would have any- like
>breathing, you can't take the time to actually think about what you're
>doing, nor does the body let you. You just breathe.
The child finds the adoption of the cultural norms of his society valuable
by allowing him to fit in and become a part of it. There is a genetic need
to belong to a tribe and religion or a belief system is one of the things
that defines the tribes to which we belong. Not fitting in causes fear and
anxiety. Not having a tribe can kill you.
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