[ExI] memes and genes again

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Mon Sep 13 19:06:20 UTC 2010

On 9/13/2010 11:32 AM, BillK wrote:

> Assume memes and there is no need for genetic theories of racial
> characteristics.

A better term is needed than the historically loaded "racial" in this 
case. Clade, perhaps?

And it's pretty obvious that in some cases a meme is ineffective if the 
phenotype's menu-settings aren't primed. No doubt there are many memes 
available for optimizing basketball success, but none of them can help 
me out, let alone that phocomelus guy over there playing the piano with 
his feet. The Lady Gaga meme probably doesn't make a huge impact on your 

Damien Broderick

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