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> "Philip Jonkers" <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> Re: sex and the single memeDate: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 11:28:06 -0900
>> > 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.
Selection is a function of (at least) internal information considering desireability of differing alternatives and their status AS alternatives (and this involves experiential history), external alternatives available between which to choose, and one's own (genetically and environmentally sculpted) personal style
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