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> Memes are valuable or represent valuable things such
> as tools to hunt, make money, or engage other
> profitable activity. Anything valuable is worth a
> fight, it's a natural thing. Humans are no different
> >from animals.
Well i don't think that the flamewars are about stealing ideas from
people. That's not the point. There are people with different opinions
and everyone thinks he's right and want's to convince the other.
That's not comparable to a real fight, were you'd probably kill
someone for getting something.
When i read what you write, i think you mean something like a fight
for a tool. Like two people would fight for a car or something. But
this is not comparable again, because if i copy a meme, an idea,
the other person doesn't lose it.
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