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On 25 Jan 2002, at 21:57, Kenneth Van Oost wrote:
> << Their own evolutionary disposition of being pro- life for themselves.
> Memes just use you and me, this list, the Net to put forward their own
> progency. All the ones who are around, in all their forms possible, are
> the ones who survived and will thrive.
Actually it can be seen from both sides.
Taking the "memes are selfish - we carry them" side. Which selfish
memes will survive? Answer: Those who stay around with us and
get copied more than others. Which memes do stay around with
us? Answer: Memes which help us dna-beings to survive. There's
the circle. Those memes survive which help us to survive.
Someday culture might take of, but as of today we as humans are
the little executive elements of culture. In one way we as
individuals help the culture to survive, in the other way around
culture helps us to survive.
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