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On 25 Jan 2002, at 11:28, Philip Jonkers wrote:
> > 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.
I was referring to the whole brain because i think memes also
operate outside of the conscious myself. But i also see it like you
that the brain is shaped by memes, but not defined.
If the brain would be defined by memes everyone could be a
genius. Just read the right books and you become intelligent but
there's more to that which is clear i think. Memes are not
> So when the self selects, provided it is done consciously,
> it is actually the memes defining the self who do the selecting.
Again here, of course our existing culture in the head also definies
which memes we can handle and except/like.. But the dna-defined
basic brain structure also does its part.
When you are in puberty certain hormones get out and you start
liking certain songs alot more than before.. and when you get older
you get boring ;)
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