Originally Posted by Megan |
You mean...the meaning we make is not inherent [AS A POTENTIAL] in the universe?
All the evolutionary biological 'misfires' in the universe were inherent as potentials
, else they couldn't have manifested.
Likewise, all beliefs are inherent as potentials
, else people couldn't invent beliefs and hold them.
Consider the absurdity of thinking up a belief that was impossible to think up.
Like the Red Queen, in Alice
, we can believe five impossible things before breakfast every day, if we wish.
I submit that memes are evolutionary in nature, and that some beliefs/memes are the equivalent of biological misfires, i.e., are not adaptive overall to the long-term survival of the human race, while others, e.g., The Golden Rule Meme, are adaptive in the evolutionary sense.
So we agree:
By Angela |
And yes, I reckon that the meanings that work better for me (and you!) are more geared towards the long-term evolutionary progress of mankind.
So, in reality, they aren't just
meanings that "work better for me
!)," but work overall
for the long-term evolutionary progress
Notice the value-laden word "progress" there.