Mind Viruses and Meme AIDS

Toby Weston
Jan 24, 2018 · 6 min read
BANKSY — THE CAVEMAN, L.A. 2007

A long time ago, on a Savanna far away, our species began a long journey towards enlightenment. Over millions of years language and neural biology had been evolving together, allowing us to hold onto increasingly complex ideas, until, one day — I like to imagine — the first philosopher woke and recognized that satiation of appetites no-longer filled the existential void. She needed more. In a flash of revelation, she understood that a good…