Re: sex and the single meme

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    >Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 12:45:30 -0500
    > Keith Henson <> Re: sex and the single memeReply-To:
    >At 10:44 PM 26/01/02 +0100, you wrote:
    >>On 26 Jan 2002, at 13:43, Keith Henson wrote:
    >> > That's too wide a net to cast. A gene that benefits the entire species
    >> > does not have any feedback to spread. The math for it to spread means it
    >> > must save more copies of itself than are lost.
    >>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.
    >It is actually remarkable simple. As Hamilton said one time, he should be
    >willing to die if it would save more than 2 brothers or more than 8
    >cousins. If you understand that a brother carries half your genes and a
    >cousin one eighth of your genes it is obvious math to see that genes
    >favoring this level of sacrifice would be favored over the long term.
    >> > You are getting close to the models constructed by the late William
    >> > Hamilton (Dawkins cites him a lot.)
    >>Hm, never heard of him. Going to do some readup.
    >I would say so. Try here for a

    You'd probably like Robert Trivers, too.

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