Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id CAA15480 (8.6.9/5.3[ref firstname.lastname@example.org] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from email@example.com); Tue, 5 Feb 2002 02:52:24 GMT Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 18:46:40 -0800 Message-Id: <200202050246.g152keV14823@mail13.bigmailbox.com> Content-Type: text/plain Content-Disposition: inline Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary X-Mailer: MIME-tools 4.104 (Entity 4.116) X-Originating-Ip: [188.8.131.52] From: "Joe Dees" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Selfish memes ? Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk Reply-To: email@example.com('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is)
> "Grant Callaghan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com Re: Selfish memes ?Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2002 17:20:20 -0800
>>Subject: Re: Selfish memes ?
>>Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 17:09:15 -0500
>>On Monday, February 4, 2002, at 10:33 , Kenneth Van Oost wrote:
>>>Why can 't altruistic behavior in the extreme not be a case of
>>Society itself is a dance around this- the cultural environment is, like
>>that village we all done heard tell about a few years ago, what raises
>>the child, after all. Sacrifices to that environment are beneficial
>>(they can be...) to that environment, and thus, ones genes are given a
>>further chance to keep going.
>>Strong sociocultural units are survival mechanisms, and always have been.
>>Like ants, however, such 'selfishness' as this sort of altruism is,
>>needs obeisance and dependence.
>Are you implying that the soldiers who seemed so eager to go to Afghanistan
>to fight the Al Quaeda and the Taliban and perhaps lose their lives in the
>process did so out of obeisance and dependence?
Yes, to what their mullahs told them was the will of Allah. The term 'Islam' may be translated as 'Submission'.
>Or perhaps the players in
>the Superbowl suffered the years of broken bones and strained muscles and
>other forms of deprivation for those reasons rather than the hope of finding
>glory? Now I'm beginning to feel disillusioned. ;-(>
Howzabout making money (bonus clauses) and the respect of their peers?
>Chat with friends online, try MSN Messenger: http://messenger.msn.com
>This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the
>Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission
>For information about the journal and the list (e.g. unsubscribing)
Looking for a book? Want a deal? No problem AddALL!
http://www.addall.com compares book price at 41 online stores.
This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the
Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission
For information about the journal and the list (e.g. unsubscribing)
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Tue Feb 05 2002 - 03:09:48 GMT