Episteme

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Are you having enough sex?

Memetically, that is.

I've been reading O'Reilly's Mind Performance Hacks and he uses the metaphor of sex to discuss memetic transmission.

What is most interesting is that the metaphor suggests that any conversation of diverse ideas is "memetic sex" (i.e. the two people are swapping memetic rather than genetic material).

The question that I can't help but consider is whether or not I'm having enough sex lately. And what kind of sex is it? Am I inbreeding too much?

How's your memetic sex life?

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