Re: sex and the single meme

From: Philip Jonkers (
Date: Fri Jan 25 2002 - 20:28:06 GMT

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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
    feral children,
    their is no sophisticated and socially adept self as we know it. All remains
    is a
    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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