Re: sex and the single meme

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    On 24 Jan 2002, at 22:02, Scott Chase wrote:

    > I'm not saying selection would be totally unimportant, but one's view should
    > be tempered with the acknowledgement that other mechanisms could come into
    > play.

    I can't see how memetics should be independent from our
    selection. How come memes relate to our thinking process if they
    are so independent from us? They could be ANYTHING! They don't
    have to rely on the world around us, but they do! And that's
    because we select them cause we live in this world and try to
    survive in it!

    To think that memetic/cultural development is independent from the
    individuals/group choice is useless in my eyes. What else would
    define which memes survive and which not without us?

    Please name and specify these mysterious mechanisms which
    happen outside our brains.

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