RE: Not a comprehensive theory

Aaron Agassi (
Mon, 2 Aug 1999 03:58:00 -0400

From: "Aaron Agassi" <>
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Subject: RE: Not a comprehensive theory
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 1999 03:58:00 -0400
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On Behalf
> Of Lord Zarquon
> Sent: Monday, August 02, 1999 3:39 AM
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> Subject: Not a comprehensive theory

> As an illustration, consider the meme for removing pickles from
> hamburgers. No doubt, one of the reasons people perform this ritual is
> because they have seen other people do it (memetic transmission). But
> part of the explanation must surely be that pickles cause some people
> to experience unpleasant qualia (i.e. it tastes bad). So, there cannot
> be a purely memetic explanation of the 'pickle removal' behavior.
Perhaps the flavor of the pickle is a meme. Can memes originate Empirically?


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