It would seem that the Ladder of Inference rungs of Beliefs, Conclusions,
Assumptions and Meanings that are derived from Data and Experiences (from
Fifth Discipline Fieldbook) are examples of memes, meme-complexes and
metamemes. Recognizing that an assumption may be part of the infection
vector of a particular meme (i.e., rich people are smarter than poor
people) may help us to develop a vaccime in our personal belief-space.
[Host's Note: The ladder is usually stated this way -- Drawing from data
and experience, we Select Data, Add Meaning, Draw Conclusions, and Adopt
Beliefs. All this leads to our actions... Rick]
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