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> Well it's quite complex indeed. It's just a thought anyway, cause i
> can't explain myself how suicide memes come about cause i don't
> really believe in the memes-hijack-us thought.
Brain-washing and hypnotizing techniques tell you that it can be done
> I think our brain is constructed to know to a certain extend about
> our genetic makeup. Like no red-haired woman would have come
> up with the "red haired women are witches"-meme and so on.
Indeed, organisms have a remarkable tendency to reject the freaks of their
species. The human species is no different, beauty coincides with
averageness by humans. Computer tests have shown that the morphed image
of pictures of two persons of the same gender is generally regarded to be
more attractive than the pictures of each person considered separately.
Freaks of nature are called monsters and cast fear over normal specimen.
That fear fuels the aggression needed to bring about a violent elimination
of monsters. It seems that genes have an interest in retarding the speed of
evolution of the species by bringing about the death of strong deviants.
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