Thursday, December 4, 2008
In Chapter 7, memes are described as living structures within the brain. There have been many debates whether or not memes are real or just conceptual. I tend to agree with the sociological point of view - that we are influenced by family, friends, school, government, etc. I believe our interactions with all of these factors affects our decision making and the spread of ideas. I find it difficult to believe that there may be a "meme gene" that causes us to spread ideas. I think trying to find a scientifically based reason for something that seems inexplicable sounds great in theory. So I was wondering which perspective people choose to agree with with regards to memes (biological, psychological, or sociological)??
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