humans are just machines for propagating memes

Awesome. It’s not just me that have these crazy thoughts then..

At TED 2008, Susan Blackmore makes similar comments. My thinking has been that evolution and gene propagation itself is a meme, and humans, like other earth based living beings are vehicles for that propagation. She takes it a more information centric approach: “human beings are being overrun by memes that want to use us for their own advancement ” -from the wired interview.

The thinking here is that memes are nuggets of cohesive information that propagate themselves, using, in this case, human minds and human communication..

Viva the-great-complex-pyramid-of-heirarchical-organisms.

http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2008/02/ted_blackmore

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