Re: virus: Nature vs. Nurture
Sun, 9 Feb 1997 09:56:49 -0600 (CST)

On Thu, 6 Feb 1997, Dave Pape wrote:

> At 20:01 05/02/97 CT, Corey wrote:
> >Check this out:
> >Classic psychology describes humans as a mixture of inborn and learned skills.
> >This is also known as Nature vs. Nurture. Reaserch and field data suggests
> >that both genes and memes influence behavior. The Antigram Theory puts forth
> >the idea that when genes and memes contend for influence, the host sences this
> >schism and is disoriented by the combatting orders. "A house divided cannot
> >stand."
> >Thoughts, anyone?
> "Everybody's life's got static"- Christian Slater, Heather's, 1987ish
> The interpretation of the Heathers quote that I'd attach to memetics, is
> that there'll be no social group where everyone agrees with each other about
> everything. Because basically they've all developed as memetic entities
> (personalities) with different perceptual data about the physical and social
> world, meaning that the memetic structures that evolove in their minds must
> be different to some extent.
> And I'd say that this goes for single minds, too: I don't think there's
> anyone who has no doubt about anything at all. I view doubt as competition
> between incompatible memes for dominance over a single brain's cognitive
> resource. And, because you're constantly exposed to all sorts of
> contradictory memes, you're bound to be in doubt about some things, whenever
> those memes get activated.

AHA! You have just explained *this*!

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