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> email@example.com Keith Henson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Re: sex and the single memeReply-To: email@example.com
>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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