memetics

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memetics

(philosophy)
/me-met'iks/ The study of memes.

As of mid-1993, this is still an extremely informal and speculative endeavor, though the first steps toward at least statistical rigor have been made by H. Keith Henson and others. Memetics is a popular topic for speculation among hackers, who like to see themselves as the architects of the new information ecologies in which memes live and replicate.
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Memetic evolution is not entirely reliant on random chance for innovation.
This paper seeks to fill a gap in the current literature by examining human cognitive capacities which facilitate memetic evolution, meme processes and effects as new forms of social influence, and the prevalence of changes in memes.
These are the unsung heroes of tomorrow's memetic evolution.
This does not mean that memetic evolution as a concept is trapped in a tautology (if fitness is defined separately from what evolves), but it does show the careless way the meme concept has been defined.
Indeed, this point would seem to follow naturally from memetic evolution itself, and is embraced by some, including Balkin.
Dawkins emphasizes the difference in time-scale; memetic evolution may have taken off independently and be said to have overtaken genetic evolution (p.
Interpreted in terms of memetic evolution, the story tells of a marriage that seems doomed to failure, and of how the marriage meme itself survives.
Recall that Dawkins is suggesting that memetic evolution, although in its infancy, is on its way.