Re: JASSS Critical Review of Thought Contagion

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 30 Apr 1999 15:42:44 -0700

From: "Tim Rhodes" <>
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Subject: Re: JASSS Critical Review of Thought Contagion
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 15:42:44 -0700

Aaron wrote:

>My hypothesis is not based
>on mutation rates, but rather, on the taboo's ability to dramatically
>increase reproduction rates for those with predominantly homosexual
>phenotypes. Take some genetic population segment that has a low
>reproduction rate, give them a taboo that raises their reproduction rate to
>perhaps mainstream levels, and their genes should start proliferating at a
>rate much higher than that dictated by mutation alone.

Do you have some evidence to show that the transfer of taboo memes correlate
in any way with the propigation of these genes? (I.E.: Do populations with
less dominant taboos show fewer homosexuals per capita?)

-Tim Rhodes

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