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Old Yesterday, 06:29 PM
 
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This is an article about the proliferation of memes, but what caught my attention was this passage:

The word was coined by the British ethologist Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book, “The Selfish Gene,” as a way to conceptualize the transmission of culture in biological terms. The concept of “God,” he figured, endures because it offers a psychological salve to people, while “eternal damnation” survives because it is useful as a means of social control. Thus both live on, copied from generation to generation, latching on to humanity and perpetuating themselves too effectively to be got rid of.

By Willy Staley

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/14/m...nts-memes.html

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Old Today, 06:34 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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This will be deleted, but it required just a bit more than a deletion reason to explain.

The title of the 2nd link caught my attention, so I looked and discovered that it had nothing to do with Religion or Spirituality, but was political in nature. OK, I'll go delete that link. Then I noticed that the 1st link was also about the same topic. so, without even reading it, I knew it needed to be deleted too.

Without the two links, there was nothing to remain that could start a thread, so this will be deleted later today.
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