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Religions are not “Viruses of the Mind”

August 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Sue Blackmore was a champion of the idea that religions are “memeplexes” that act purely in their own self-interest, to the detriment of the population whose minds they infect. She wrote a couple of books on the topic, to explore the extend in which this theory could be true. I recently stumbled on an article […]

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Evolution… of Language, Culture, Technology, and Religion

June 21st, 2008 · 6 Comments

There are various uses of the word “evolution”. Some talk about “Stellar Evolution” when referring to the development of stars. (Carl Sagan does this.) Others complain the word is too widely used, and is losing its meaning, suggesting we should only use it to refer to biological evolution. (I’m under the impression that Stephen Jay […]

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Evolution of the Pharyngula Mutating Genre Meme

October 14th, 2007 · 7 Comments

Pharyngula started a particularly interesting mutating meme experiment, or possibly just a fun little game. I end the post with an attempt to draw some parallels with genetics, evolution and natural selection.

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