Fw: sex and the single meme

From: Philip Jonkers (philipjonkers@prodigy.net)
Date: Mon Jan 28 2002 - 02:16:57 GMT

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    > Salice:
    > > 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
    > though.
    > Salice:
    > > 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
    > 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
    > evolution of the species by bringing about the death of strong deviants.
    > Philip.

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