Re: memetics-digest V1 #880

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    So what is the sense of this group regarding the level of volition existing
    in the relationship between memes ( or memeplexes) and individuals or groups.
    It sounds as if some here are organized by a cluster of memes leading to the
    belief that we are free to choose the memes we are host to?

    For those of that persuasion is it assumed that we are conscious of all of
    the memes that have staked out mindspace in a host?

    Or is there a developmental aspect to this such that at some levels of
    development an individual or group is pawn-like relative to memes, but where
    in higher developmental stages the cosignoti can pick and choose their noetic

    My impression is that one might have a better quality of life when they
    believe that that can choose there memes. But I see so many examples of
    people who believe their thoughts, feelings and behaviors are organized by
    certain ideas, or beliefs when from the outside it appeara that they have
    been in service to something they knew not of.

    I have come to suspect that some clusters of memes have evolved in such a
    way that some memes organize the individual or group in ways that they are
    conscious of, while the more powerful memes lie hidden and influence in
    insideous ways.Some aspects of alcoholism might me an example.


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