QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaI wonder if you have an intellectual or philosophical reason for originally choosing your religion. Or is it just something you latched onto (or was fed to you by your parents). And the exercise of trying to defend it in an intellectual way came after.People would not be endowed by God with the ability to latch onto stuff, if it were not critical to their survival, as is the case with Christian memes. But mimicry, like a car or any other tool, can be misapplied.Very true! In the short-term, the amount of friction, waste, and strife in a society is a function of the excess diversity of memes in that society. A uniform predictability of behaviours and norms makes life easier. And yet, in the long-term, meme monocultures are fragile if the world changes and the old memes become unsuitable.So which memes should one latch on to? By what process does one pick among the sets of Christian memes, Muslim memes, Hindu memes, Socialist memes, Capitalist memes, scientist memes, etc.?