Re: virus: Memes and Genes
Wed, 16 Oct 96 09:26:19 BST

Reed wrote:

I assert: For the vast majority of people (95%) genetics plays little or
no role in memetic development.


Strangely enough, I was discussing this with some friends the other day, during
a conversation debating Foetal Research. Apparently, it has become possible
for geneticists to test the unborn child for social and physical traits, which
could be "abnormal"! This includes things such as Alcoholism, and Criminality.
Therefore, does it not seem reasonable that as these things are controlled by
genes, then memes which can infect the mind are also more prevalent in different
genetic codes? For example, one with a Criminal gene is likely to be more
susceptable to "criminal" memes, and less so to "law abiding" memes!

On what grounds do you base your assertion?

If anyone can correct me on the above information, feel free, but that's what I

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