Re: The Urge to Punish Cheats: Not Just Human, but Selfless

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Date: Mon Feb 11 2002 - 02:30:08 GMT

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    On Sunday, February 10, 2002, at 09:12 , Keith Henson wrote:

    > Which just demonstrates that humans are not driven by entirely rational
    > analysis. Keith

    And that entirely rational analysis will fail to predict human behavior.

    So, where do we put the irrational in memetic analysis?

    And, how does one put the irrational into any analysis?

    Or, does memetics give us a way to pattern, with some predictability,
    what appears to be the irrational?

    How rational is culture, after all?

    - Wade

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