I am simply loving this book – The God Delusion.
The central question for meme theory is whether there are units of cultural imitation which behave as true replicators, like genes. I am not saying that memes necessarily are close analogues of genes, only that the more like genes they are, the better will meme theory work; and the purpose of this section is to ask whether meme theory might work for the special case of religion.
I will never be able to do justice to this section of the book. And yes Lisa, I read the full definition of meme.