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At 07:54 AM 21/01/02 -0800, you wrote:
>>We're born into a world already
>>chalk full of ideas, all of which want to seduce us and propagate in our
>I don't believe ideas "want" to do anything.
Of course not, and genes are not "selfish." It is a shortcut method of
thinking Dawkins used to consider things from a gene's or a meme's viewpoint.
But an idea can certainly cause the person who has it to spread the idea to
others. Such memes tend to become more common as time goes on.
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