Re: Twins

t (MemeLab@aol.com)
Mon, 30 Aug 1999 13:14:41 EDT

From: <MemeLab@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 13:14:41 EDT
Subject: Re: Twins
To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk

In a message dated 8/30/99 11:30:15 AM Central Daylight Time,
wade_smith@harvard.edu writes:

> Until shown otherwise, of course.
> Occam does like looking at this genetically, though. Even to taste
> propensity, because the taste of the toothpaste _could_ be considered one
> of the paramount determinants of choice, assuming they have both tasted
> others, and assuming they aren't just choosing for price, and....
>
> - Wade

Okay, toothpaste might be arguably genetic, assuming that they really were
choosing them based on taste, and had really run a taste test of all
available brands. The eeriness has extended to less obviously genetic
things, however, such dressing style, home decorations, even names of pets
and significant others. I think Occam would have more trouble with a genetic
explanation for some of that.

-Jake

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