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Inspire kids to become scientists by saying that…..

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A virus, whether genetic or memetic,  exists because a copying mechanism might not be equipped with a screening plugin.

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A virus is one of the mechanisms for copying and dispersing information in the universe.

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A virus is one of the universal replicators for copying and dispersing information in the universe.

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The human mind is the most advanced copying mechanism of all.

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The four variedly robust   characteristics of a replicator: penetration, copying, issuing instructions, and spreading.

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Human culture is best identified as a meme pool.

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We should put our meme pool to work for humanity’s best interests.

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Since our biological default plugin for understanding isn’t designed to understand what happens over millions or billions of years, Darwinism seems weird.

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Things or forms change. It is called entropy. By ‘evolution’, we just  make a distinction between the winners ( which continue to exist, grow, split and replicate), and the losers. When such a replicating machinery secures its existence by adapting to environmental feedbacks, we get something upon which we ascribe a special name called ‘life’.

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Asymmetries or things level out ( get simpler or symmetric) over time, like sand castles on a beach.

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Evolution is a scientific model of how things become more asymmetric and

complex; entropy describes how things become symmetric and simpler.

 

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Evolution is the opposite of entropy.

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A virus is a self-replicating entity fully dependent on external copying equipment.

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Self-replication is the most powerful as well as dominant force in the universe. Quantum Darwinism,  fissions in atom bomb, fusions in stars, cell-divisions, genes, memes and computer viruses – all are examples of self-replication.

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A virus is a chemically  programmed  needle. When  poked into a cell, the cell machinery starts to produce similar needles instead of making own nucleic acid or proteins for cell-divisions.

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Mind consists of instincts and memetic programming. We gain intellectual maturity only by changing our memetic programming.

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Cultural institutions—societies, religions, countries, businesses, organizations—are the products of memetic  evolution, gleaning all possible resources.

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Whenever we are confused about our own purpose in life, we resort to default rules (organized memes) to stabilize our behaviours.

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Institutions that can program people with self-serving memes thrive.

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Mind consists of instincts and memetic programming.

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Mind includes both instincts and memetic programming.

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Apart from organisms, evolution has  produced a quasi-organism that can  exploit the reproductive and  energy utilizing systems of other organism for making copies of itself. Man calls this creature a virus.

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Informationally(Richard Dawkins), life is self-replication with the help of environmental energy. Energetically(Nick Lane), life can be identified with self-replicating energy-consuming system.

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Anything that replicates by stealing  another’s resources can be called a virus. Genes, digital algorithms and  ideas often become virus.

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A meme pool becomes a memetic haven when people don’t spare their intelligence and problem-solving ability to defend the memes  they’re programmed with.

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“I’ll lick life to the lees. I’ve identified ‘life’ with ‘the best possible memetic  explanation of existence’ at this stage of scientific knowledge.”

-NABA KUMAR GARAI

(Luckily infected with the memes of understanding!)

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The distinction-memes we are programmed with filter in only a

small fraction of all the information that hits our sensory organs

every second. Since we aren’t always  trained to look for only the

most important information, our perspective is vulnerable to mind viruses.

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Memes compete for a share of  our minds, not for  our  betterment.

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Politicians spread some preelection  memes to treat us as the  “victims” of the past injustice  to generate a feeling of powerlessness in us.

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We often need self-empowerment training  to view ourselves as accountable for our entire lives generically infested with memes.

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Even truth becomes a trap if  we take

Alfred North Whitehead’s warning lightly -“There are no whole truths, only half-truths.”

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It’s dangerous to latch onto just one aspect of a fact  without remembering its many possible contextual  assumptions.

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A new set of distinction-memes gives birth to a new philosophy.

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Whenever we blindly obey instructions, we unnecessarily get  exploited  by some mind viruses.

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Both rebels and yes-men are vulnerable to memetic programming.

We are free only when our behaviour is reasonably unpredictable to others.

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What is the fundamental nature of cosmos/life/consciousness?

At this stage of our scientific knowledge, many questions, as a matter of physics, are unanswerable. It is an existential  bliss/duty to speculate over all possible memetic models able to somehow answer such questions!

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At this stage of our species’ memetic maturity, we use two ( not only separate but also contradictory! ) memetic models for understanding reality. Yes,  General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics are just memetic models!

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It is difficult to shift the dominant memes/rules that constitute

a society. A custom is mightier than a king.

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Memes in the form of  peer pressure often turn even the smartest teenagers into smokers or  alcoholics.

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When we get immersed in an alien meme pool, it becomes a sink-or-swim situation. Until we adopt

the new memes people keep on treating us as crazy or inadequate.

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The memes we get programmed with

greatly affect our future.

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Equality demands curtailing the freedoms of the rich. Equality often contradicts liberty.

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Believing a new story (a diiferent set of memes) changes history.

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Millions of strangers  cooperate and work towards common goals, only when they believe a common story (a particular set of memes).

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The meme of freedom is so powerful that it has turned our evolutionarily  communal species into alienated individuals within two centuries.

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Individual freedom comes at the cost of secured joy.

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Pyramids are still being built in different names, shapes and sizes. Modern pyramids are awe-inspiring in the form of Swiss Bank Account, Multistoreid building or political power.

Pyramid-building memes demand lifelong dedication. We stay too dedicated to building pyramids to look at our existential reality.

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Any story/meme/map/model is wrong, simply for being a model. A model of reality is infinitely different from reality  itself. The universe just does not work like a man-made model.

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“The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there’s little good evidence. Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.”

-Carl Sagan

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Religious and  nationalist  memes of grouping  coax  Homo Sapiens to cooperate in extremely flexible ways with countless numbers of strangers. That’s why our species rule the world.

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Meaning is created when many people constantly reinforce each other’s memes in a self-perpetuating loop, until we have little choice but to believe what everyone else believes.

 

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Seventy thousand years ago, Homo sapiens was an insignificant animal in a corner of Africa.

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The peace of mind demands liberation  from mere memetic cravings and the realization of the reality as it is.

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“None of these things exists outside the stories that people invent and tell one another. There are no gods in the universe, no nations, no money, no human rights, no laws and no justice outside the common imagination of human beings.”
-Yuval Noah Harari, ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’

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A species’s currency of evolution is not happiness but the number of copies of its DNA.

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Corporations, money, religions and nations are just imaginations/memes to serve us. It is surprising that  we sacrifice our lives in their service.

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Mere belief in imaginary entities such as gods, nations and languages demands sacrifices  from believers. Such sacrificial demands constitute the very mechanism of any belief.

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People often sacrifice freedom, freethinking, doubt, happiness and even life for the sake of their beliefs.

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The wandering bands of storytelling animals rule the planet.

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“My life has a superb cast, but I cannot figure out the plot.”

-Ashleigh Brilliant

 

Evolution has no purpose. Neither organisms nor organs have evolved with a purpose. Some hadean   chemical algorithms have somehow survived enough to attain incredibly adaptive complexity. Organs and organisms are just by-products.

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We can understand neither our subjective life nor objective reality without knowing about the concept of algorithm.

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For efficient transactions with futurity we have to understand how   algorithms are connected with emotions.

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Ten thousand years ago most people were hunter-gatherers. History has been  shaped by forward-looking minorities who first dared to become farmers and then factory makers.

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When a man is programmed with a strategic meme, he unconsciously yields to a typical behavior  in his desperate attempt to produce a typical effect.

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“The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.”

– Jiddu Krishnamurti

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We never own ideas. But ideas sometimes own us. And

ideas are memes.

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Memes steer  our life, whether we admit it or not.

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The laws we live under are memes. And yes, we need them.

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The price of civilization is our blind surrender to many arbitrary and even contradictory memes. Statesmen, lawyers and scientists still sweat to make such memes as philanthropic as possible.

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Memes cement individuals into  society and civilization.

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Without memes, our incredibly complex civilization would disintegrate.

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To the universe, there’s no man, mouse, marigold, mist, magma or meteor. All those are human-invented labels/ distinctions. They are all

memes- mere imaginations! They are ways of categorizing or labeling to  carve up our existential reality.

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We create a distinction to  gain access to some things and lose access to others. All the memetic distinctions we draw are human invented and not objective  reality.

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As the decision-maker  for our space-ship earth, we  should be aware of what distinction-memes we’re programmed with.

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Advertisers, politicians, and anyone else who wants our money or support programme us with certain distinctive/strategic/associative memes to emphasize something over others to their own advantage.

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Since the future is unpredictable, strategic memes are never cast-in-stone Truths but approximations.

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“You are simply a distinction—a meme—invented because it was convenient to talk about the parts of the universe that feel pain when hit with a hammer. To the universe, there’s no you . . . or human beings or giraffes or solar systems or galaxies. All those are human-invented distinctions. They are all memes.”
-Richard Brodie, ‘Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme’

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Memes can be categorical (Atom/Asia/Earth/Living/Nonliving), strategical(plans/advice/rule), associative ( ads like ‘Be manly with our male perfume’), etc.

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Different memes programme us in different ways.

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Anything we say about any stuff in and including the universe is a  concept. And concepts are memes.

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A dictionary is nothing but a handy collection of memes  invented by human beings.

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Concepts are  memes.

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’Earth’ is simply an imposed   distinction—a memetic label to distinguish it from the rest of  our stuffy existence. To the universe, it’s all just stuff.

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It’s just meme/concept all the way down to the  core of anything. Viewed through an electron microscope, it’s all mostly empty space!

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Some memes or mind viruses that are  autonomous enough to blindly perpetuate themselves range from distracting to disastrous.

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Memetics is a set of memes

designed to give us access to and power over some aspect of the

universe.

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Memetics explains what causes us  to think and behave as we do.

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“Every man’s work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.”

— Samuel Butler

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Memes in our mind  subtly influence

our behavior.

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Memetic machinery is too subtle to have a linear explanation.

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People, a product of nature,  depend on  genetic as well as memetic machinery  for survival and reproduction.

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Some prehistoric instincts (bio-chemical algorithms) have become as outdated as a deer’s instinct to freeze in the face of oncoming headlights.

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Some (officially?) verified default memes can override our instincts and propel us in the direction of our

pursuit of happiness.

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Evolutionary psychology deals with the evolution of instincts (bio-chemical algorithms).

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Human instincts (bio-chemical algorithms) have a great influence on the evolution of memes.

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The memes that appeal to people’s instincts (bio-chemical algorithms)

spread easily throughout the population.

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Everything we do that is not instinctual is the result of memetic programming.

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‘To be educated’ is just a linguistic translation of  ‘to get programmed with a set of memes that would support one’s success in life’.

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Some memes of urgency ( like yelling ‘Fire!’ in a crowded hall) spread rapidly and directly.

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Some memes spread indirectly. One generation’s unbearable iron discipline  can encourage a  loose rein (an opposite child-rearing meme) for the next generation, and vice versa.

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Nazism, crusades, the practice of suttee, etc. were some horrifying memes of the past.

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A metameme is no less than an  existential ammunition. The way we choose memes to label things makes a big difference in life.

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Memetics might help us better understand problems like poverty, hunger, terrorism, fundamentalism,consumerism, stress or global warming.

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Memetics explains best why we often keep  electing ineffective politicians.

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Replicators are medium-born. Medium proliferates them. But they will use any medium extending their circulation and reproduction. After finding a better medium  replicators quickly leave the old medium without any gratitude.

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A medium serves as the host for replicators.

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Replicators cannot survive without a host.

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A host/medium/container/transmitter  is quickly chosen by replicators whenever it is available and effective.

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A sort of memetic spell forces us to share posts on social media. This 21st century has already become a  digital meme pool. Internet users(directly or indirectly) serve as mere links in a chain of host media for the passage of memetic information. Too much automation might one day replace our species with artificially intelligent robots. Replication will continue as well, or even better.

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Our instinctive virtues and vices are actually autonomous algorithms (mechanistically blind evolutionary plugins) that help us survive in brutally   indifferent Darwinian struggle.

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Our memetic maps of  reality are never wrong but limited to  their area of applicability. Even Ptolemy’s geocentric astronomy helped to predict positions of the celestial bodies efficiently. Copernicus’s heliocentric model  just generalized such predictions. Newton’s gravity or Einstein’s spacetime curvature gave more and more general maps of our cosmic reality. There is no limit to such generalization until we  know the ultimate nature of reality (theory of everything ?).

 

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Our memetic models of reality can be improved indefinitely until we get a theory of everything i.e. an all encompassing meme.

 

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Supersymmetric confinement represents nothingness. Symmetry breaks to infinity. A cabbage takes smaller volume than its torn foliage.

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Though we are part of reality, we can’t  know it directly. In our intellectual adventures, ‘maps’ or ‘memes’ or ‘models’ of reality guide us. Though such models are never wrong, they lose the value outside of their area of applicability.

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We get a classically objective “position” of a thing because its position state can imprint many identical replicas in the environment.
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An observer can’t monitor more than a fraction of the environment because the redundancy (repetition of messages to reduce the probability of errors in transmission) of information quickly saturates.
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Moneymaking mindset looks down upon philosophy. But quantum physicists often adopt philosophical interpretations to invent quantum computers or AI.
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When photons scatter off an object, we can see it. Photons carry information to our retina in the form of a partial replica of certain pointer states (fundamental measurable properties) about the object, saying something about its position, shape and color.

 

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Lots of replicas are needed if many observers are to agree on a measured value of some pointer state — a hallmark of classicality. Only lucky pointer states get informationally multiplied in the form of copies imprinted on the environment. Pointer states struggle for classicality. To get imprinted on the environment is enough for their  classicality. Formal observer or measurement is not needed. The entire environment works as an observer.

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According to Zurek’s quantum Darwinism, our concrete reality condenses(or gets transacted?) from the multiple competing options  residing fundamentally in quantum realm ( or in subjectively inaccessible  Tegmarkian objectivity/entity?).

 

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Quantum superposition doesn’t really mean that it is in several states at once; rather, it means that if we make a measurement we will see one of those outcomes. Our familiar existential reality is not objectively independent but  transactional/medium-born/ subjective/in-transit/signal-processed.

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According to Max Tegmark, consciousness  might just be a state of matter, like a solid, a liquid or a gas. Just like  liquids, there might be many types of consciousness.

 

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Each instance of consciousness is a unified and indivisible whole that might  emerge from sophisticated computing materials. As a material state, a computer should be called ‘computronium or a brain ‘perceptronium’. After long Darwinian struggle, a gaseous state of matter (hydrogen)  has evolved into a peceptronium state of matter.

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A conscious system  stores, processes and retrieves  information to memetically build a part of existential reality.

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“Let’s celebrate this existential picnic!”

-Meme Updater (Naba Kumar Garai)

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A photon is the smallest quantifiable unit of light that stays in a superposition (exists both as a particle and a wave at the same time) before someone measures it to determine a particular alignment.

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Even after determining a particular alignment, the photon still stays in a superposition if the second observer is kept unaware of the first’s measurement. As a result, each observer can get  a different alignment representing different reality.

 

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According to Geoff Jones, photons do not exist.

 

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In double-slit experiment, an electromagnetic field might fill the entire the entire Universe to ‘know’ that there are two slits there. No particle but a disturbance or new  information is transacted in field’s ledger-book. What is ‘detected’ as a photon is the removal of one quantum or packet of energy from the field. Only ‘disturbances in the media’ i.e.  transmissible information give birth to our so-called reality. Recent quantum-Darwinism and Wigner’s friend experiments dismissing any shared objective reality (that can exist on its own) are in line with such ‘media-born/transmitted/selected/ subjective/memetic reality’.

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Our model of reality can easily exclude  photons if we say that energy can only be added to or subtracted from the field in definite units.

 

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What is most radical about Dawkins’ theory is that it reduces existence to the level of mere media- as if things exist only to  facilitate the replication and passage of information.

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We needed Darwin to show us that life is the gift of mechanical evolution. We needed  Dawkins to tell us that neither individuals nor species but  replicators serve as the hot iron to bear the blind blows  of  evolutionary hammer.

 

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In Dawkins’s theory, very little difference exists between humans and machines, animals and ideologies, insects and internet memes— all are just containers of some replicators.

 

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In Dawkins’s theory, man is just one of many potential host media for transmission and reproduction of “content”.

 

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Our bodies are containers for genes. Our minds are containers for memes.

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“When you plant a fertile meme in my mind you literally parasitize my brain, turning it into a vehicle for the meme’s propagation in just the way that a virus may parasitize the genetic mechanism of a host cell.”

-Richard Dawkins

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According to Richard Dawkins’  famous book “The Selfish Gene”(1976), neither species nor individual beings play  central role in evolution. Living things serve as  useful “packages” for genes’ survival in harsh enviromrnt.

 

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According to Richard Dawkins’  famous book “The Selfish Gene”(1976), life on this planet emerged as the byproduct of multiplying replicators’(DNA molecules) survival  in more and more

precariously effective ways.

 

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Our entire anthropic environment can be seen as a dynamic host or  transmission media for the survival of replicators (both genes and memes) in general. Our entire planet ,as a survival package to protect  replicators, resembles Gaia(James Lovelock’s Alive Earth).
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Some modern memes (‘relativity’, ‘quantum mechanics’, ‘uncertainty principle’ , ‘quark-gluon-plasma’,  ‘wave function’ , ‘field excitations’ , etc.) , due to their empirical and mathematical nature, dare to describe not only our tangible  existence but also the abstract Tegmarkian reality (a huge mathematical structure). False or mere survival memes are not suitable for such deep intellectual exploration.

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We are the part of a memetic-wilderness called ‘existence’. Existence is the part of a greater memetic-wilderness called ‘reality’. Reality is a part of a magnificent   remoteness  called  ‘mathelogical  relationship between quantum probabilities/ pointer states.’ If Max Tegmark is right, we are just conscious parts of a huge mathematical structure existing on its own and thereby staying immune to memes.

 

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“Evolutionism is the central, inclusive, organizing outlook of anthropology, comparable in its theoretical power to evolutionism in biology.”
–Marshall Sahlins

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“All life evolves by the differential survival of replicating entities.”
–Richard Dawkins

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The very reality, we belong to and constantly interact with, itself consists of our own memes. The fact is in line with ‘quantummechanically participatory universe’ in which we ourselves build reality with yes-no questions.

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People kept on practicing alchemy until our model of reality included ‘atoms’. When our model of reality included the relational meme E=Mc2,  we couldn’t help splitting atoms to steal its energy. Thus, the very memes we use to describe reality shape our futurity.

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Language is the most powerful survival tool we have ever invented. There’s no limit to it’s logical subtlety with its being more and more straightforward, objective and penetrating. Factual memes can easily replace fictional ones (mind viruses) in such linguistic haven. After all, memes build  the very ‘model of reality’ as a reliable guide to our ‘enterprise to explore the vistas of existence’ called ‘life’.

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To a neuroscientist, an idea is a complex web of electrochemical changes. To a psychologist, an idea is a complex web of drives, instincts or past traumas. Both views conform to memetics treating an idea as a meme-a changable pattern or moldable structure in the brain.
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Even our very ‘REALITY’ , as an idea or brain-pattern, might just be a meme!
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Quantummechanically, ‘higher probabilities’ / ‘pointer states’ asymptomatically approach to taking on classicality or observed ‘REALITY’. Since things don’t exist until we measure , we can’t deny the
memetic nature of ‘REALITY’ itself.

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…………………………………………In Zurek’s Quantum Darwinism, information about robust quantum states will be duplicated many times and disseminated throughout the environment. The fittest quantum states will be copied. Copied  states are same to all observers.Thus we get an objective classical reality.
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Memetics deals with the evolution of mind.
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We should wonder about how science, technology, geography, the genetic knowledge, cosmology or quantum mechanics can affect memes and memetics.
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Since all knowledge in the world is not stored in people’s minds, memetics might be a subtly complex discipline.
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Memes might be our internal programming. How we get programmed is still a mystery.Once programmed, we directly or indirectly work for memes.
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“A meme is a unit of information in a mind whose existence influences events such that more copies of itself get created in other minds.”
-Richard Dawkins(1982)

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Metamemes are memes about memes.
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Memetics helps metamemes get self-replicated.

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Memetics is a scientific model- a unique way of sorting facts from fictions.

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A harmful idea is a mind virus. Understanding memetics helps us combat the infection.
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Internet helps fashion-industry turn into a meme- the selfish giant.
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The Ouroboros is a Greek word meaning “tail devourer”.

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The ouroboros is an ancient symbol of a snake or serpent eating its own tail to sustain its life, in an eternal cycle of renewal.
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Today’s fashion-world is a ouroboros with a grey zone where new ideas are old.
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Today’s fashion-world is a meme-centric absurdist movement.

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The fashion-world pampers people’s craze for a self-aware escapism that can take any serious matter lightly.
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Absurd fashion offers a temporary escape from realworld problems.
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“It’s a time of uneasiness – not being sure what’s going on with some major issues, including climate change, global politics as well as Brexit and issues with mental health.”
-Sidney Prawatyotin (@Siduations)
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“I think designers are designing ‘meme-able’ clothes, although not intentionally.”
-Sidney Prawatyotin (@Siduations)
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Today’s fashion designers analyse cultural evolution from memetic viewpoint, rather than the point of view of an individual or
society.

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Better and better models of our host reality not only make a lot more sense but also help us accomplish more and more exciting things.
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Memetics might be the best model for explaining the way the mind works.

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Culture is composed of atomlike winner memes competing with one another only to get passed from mind to mind in the same way genes spread through sperm and
egg.

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Genes are internal patterns (information) stored in DNA. Memes are internal patterns (knowledge) stored in brain.
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Memes constitute model of our host reality. Wrong memes (inaccurate models) might be behind our many difficulties in life. Once discovered, those memes should be changed.

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People use social media mainly to seek validation.

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A meme is a unit of cultural imitation that is passed from one mind to another by non-genetic means.
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Memes are the cultural counterpart of genes.

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Sharing memes is an option to stay healthy. Memes are coupled to biochemistry. Sending or sharing memes on social media reduces loneliness. Besides, there is a sense of ‘identification’ with a similar group liking the same stuff. Since sharing or even seeing memes makes us feel ‘validated’ or ( at least) ‘relatable’ , we can enjoy a blissful rise in adrenaline and dopamine levels.

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Oxford biologist Richard Dawk-
ins, in an attempt to identify ‘life’ as a byproduct of blindly mechanical replication, introduced the term ‘meme’ in his famous book ‘The Selfish Gene’(1976).
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An organism(life) is a factory for replicating DNA molecules (genes). Similarly, our very brain(mind) might be a factory for replicating cultural units(memes).

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Memes link minds across space and time.

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Memes link mind to mind by languages across the planet and across the centuries.

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Memetics is a bastard born of the romance between biology and psychology.

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Our most cherished individual identity(self) might just be a memetic (cultural?) illusion.

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Man is an imitating animal. Unlike other animals man learns by imitating their parents or quasi-parents. Wittgenstein had a habit of opening closed eyes to answer smartly half a minute after freezing himself while jerking his head down to the chest.Many philosophy teachers and students reading Wittgenstein are still spreading the gesture.

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According to Susan Blackmore,

‘unconscious electrochemical imitation’ has taken on ( or evolved into?) ‘conscious self’.

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Perhaps our species ( Sapiens) survived other species of our genus (Homo) by its superior imitating power.

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A child learns a language best by imitation.

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Memes are programmed as ‘minds’. We should consciously select the best memes to reprogram ourselves (our minds).
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We should spread ideas worth spreading to win over ‘bad’ memes (mind viruses).

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Mind viruses are responsible for stressful confusions of modern life.

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Mind viruses distract us from what’s most important to us (either as individual or as species) to fulfill their own agendas of self-survival and self-growth.
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Memetics is based on evolution.

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Genetics is biological evolution. Memetics is cultural evolution.

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To understand ourselves requires an understanding of memetics.

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We can’t manipulate them who have ever heard of ’meme’.
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Memetics shows the existence of mind-viruses but provides no imperative about what to do about them.

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Our thoughts are not always our own.
We aren’t always in control of our thoughts.

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Gene is the informational unit of life. Meme is the informational unit of culture.
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On the large scale, memes make up cultures, countries, languages, literatures, religions and banking systems. On the small scale, memes get programmed in our brains to play together the role of our so-called ‘mind’.

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Viruses exist not only in biology and computing systems but also in memetics (culture).

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Memetics provides us with the potential power to positively direct the cultural evolution of our species.
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A mind virus spreads via cultural communication.

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Once created, a meme gains a life of its own.
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Once created, a meme becomes
independent of its creator.

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Once created, a meme evolves quickly to be caught by as many people(minds) as possible.
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Memes steer people along a path that supports their own memetic agenda not a people’s quality of life.

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Every fact is a memetic monomer that can be selectively used or abused to make memetic polymers (ideas, concepts, worldviews, doctrines, agendas, etc.)

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“There are no whole truths; all truths

are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil.”

— Alfred North Whitehead

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Our eyes or livers or kidneys or brains don’t know how they themselves work. The same might be true for our ‘self’-conceited minds. But the defense mechanisms of mind viruses make us angry whenever minds’ foolishness is exposed.

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“Memetics is humanity’s most needed survival tool.”

-Meme Updater (wondernspeculate.org)

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A meme is the basic unit of imitation.

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Only ‘memes’ can explain human behavior- in its social, political, religious or cultural context.

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Our meme pools can be wrongly manipulated to subtly enslave us.

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‘I’ is an organized gathering of memes(in humans) or chemical drives (in single celled organisms) for their focused operation or mode of survival or systematic existence. ‘I’ is a necessary illusion.

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Different TV sets with varying tuning, sound or picture qualities represent individual ‘Is’. TV signals represent memetic or chemical drives.
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Quantum probabilities might be a sort of fundamental memes creating an illusion of a physical universe for their focused operation or mode of survival or systematic existence.
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Both quantum probabilities and memes utilize  synchronized groupings that manifest themselves as  fields(particles) and agents(selves) respectively.
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“A world that can be explained even with bad reasons is a familiar world. But, on the other hand, in a universe suddenly divested of illusions and lights, man feels an alien, a stranger. His exile is without remedy since he is deprived of the memory of a lost home or the hope of a promised land. This divorce between man and his life, the actor and his setting, is properly the feeling of absurdity.”

-Albert Camus

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“If I try to seize this self of which I feel sure, if I try to define and to summarize it, it is nothing but water slipping through my fingers. I can sketch one by one all the aspects it is able to assume, all those likewise that have been attributed to it, this upbringing, this origin, this ardor or these silences, this nobility or this vileness. But aspects cannot be added up.”

-Albert Camus

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The SELF, a meme-complex , extends its own boundaries under the spell of creative and altruistic memes.


Our choices of everything from food to mates result not from some mysterious free will, but rather from billions of neurons calculating probabilities within a split second.
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Vaunted ‘human intuition’ is in reality ‘pattern recognition’.
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Biochemical algorithms of the human brain rely on heuristics, shortcuts and outdated circuits adapted to the African savannah rather than to the urban jungle. No wonder that even good drivers, bankers and lawyers sometimes make stupid mistakes.
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Two non-human abilities that AI possesses are connectivity and updateability.
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Religion ,a  primitive education system, kept the ancient society balanced by restricting  mobs  lacking strict rules and regulations.
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Religious cultures helped man become civilized by embracing  monotony under the spell of an all-explanatory  meme/ worldview  that was initially  symbiotic enough to social safety, civilization , agriculture, arts, science and technology.
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Replicators boost their respective replicating machinery. So, pointerstates invented a universe,genes invented human body, memes invented human civilization and temes (tech memes) might invent robotic viral selves replacing humanity .
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Language has a symbiotic relationship with human beings .
One strengthens the other.
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A new non-symbiotic replicator is often dangerous for the previous ones.
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Pointerstates kill other probabilities.
Genes kill bodies.
Memes kill genes.
Temes kill traditional memes.
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Memes boost brain-sizes only to exploit them. Big brains not only use 20% of body energy for 2% of body weight but also pose a childbirth risk.
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Temes at present keep on using humans to suck up our planet’s resources. But in future they might replicate without or even at the cost of us just to spread exclusively themselves throughout the universe .
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It might not totally be true that we invented the internet to benefit us. Perhaps Internet is temes’ way of  exploiting us.
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Our belief in freewill gives birth to our belief in ‘now’ i. e. an infinitesimal present moment.
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Eternity stands against an absolute free will.
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In a lawful universe, any configuration has its fixed place in eternity. Freewill is no exception.
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Our brain simulates a cognitive model  of a body in which we locate our self.
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A long sturdy rope is an arrangement of overlapping  thin fibres. Our self is a union of overlapping memes or mental events.
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Memes need a self to locate themselves on the interface with the world.
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The self resembles the pointer on the screen of a computer.
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The self = a meme complex.
Human brains =meme colonies.
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Our brains  keep on spreading i. e. replicating memes.
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A self is born when symbiotic memes congregate.
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The meme for popularising science spreads better when it forms part of a self that also contains the memes for rationality , deep thinking , mathematical intuition , curiosity , reading habits ,  self correction and futuristic philosophy .
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