Sunday, 19 May 2013

Nicholas Humphrey: Is the Human Mind Unique?

Humphrey claims souls are the products of culture in this unusual talk. The products of meme-led evolution, perhaps.

Humphrey was quoted by Dawkins in 1976 on the topic of memes. He was still an enthusiast in 2011, it seems, saying:

[Religion] emerged for cultural reasons. It's an extraordinarily powerful "meme", if I can use that word. But memes don't have to serve the interests of the hosts who carry them.

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