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> > Who selects !? The ' you ' or your memes !?
> It's the brain. Evolutionary seen those genes survived which built
> the brain in a way to let it select memes which made those genes
> survive and propagate.
The self (the 'you' you are talking about) is defined by memes. In memetics
the self is represented by the self-plex. Without the self-plex, as with
their is no sophisticated and socially adept self as we know it. All remains
primitive animal-like creature driven solely by instinctive motives.
So when the self selects, provided it is done consciously,
it is actually the memes defining the self who do the selecting.
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