Re: virus: Memes and Genes

tom.holz (
Wed, 16 Oct 96 19:32:07

>Analagy - if a large number of individuals all do exactly the same
>physical exercise for a period of time, large differences will be
>seen in there physical development. Inquiry - why would we expect
>mental exercise to have different outcomes?

And if even if genes do not have an significant direct impact, they
cause physical differences in individuals which be treated differently
by the members of a person's social environment. The most obvious
indicators of this are stereotypes--The Cheerleader, The Football
Player, and The Geek. (hmm, i wonder what sort of stereotypes--if
any--exist in other cultures, and how they are related).