Extractions: 1. Introduction In his 1976 book The Selfish Gene meme . Like genes, memes would be replicators, and the mechanism by which they produced copies of themselves would be imitation: Ever since, the study of memes memetics The question is thus whether the notion of meme is to have a merely heuristic value, or whether on the contrary it may make possible the development of a scientific programme, be it in its original Dawkinsian form or in some modified version. 2. The Meme-as-Germ and the Meme-as-Gene Literature on memetics tends to divide into two main branches, according to the analogy on which it is based. The most popular interpretation of memetics, sometimes known as the interpretation, sees memes as similar to disease agents as reflected in the titles of well-known popularisations and / or vulgarisations of memetics:
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Extractions: Memetics is a field of biology , psychology, and sociology which deals with the replication, spread and evolution of memes. A meme is a communicable idea. The term meme was coined by Richard Dawkins in his book The Selfish Gene (1976). Memetics applies some of the principles of biological evolution to human thought and culture. Memes are ideas that can: As examples of memes, Dawkins suggested tunes, ideas, catch-phrases, clothes fashions, ways of making pots or of building arches. Memes can also be members of meme complexes, or memeplexes , in which many memes function together. Religions are common examples of memeplexes, because they are collections of evolving ideas. However, memetics is a controversial field. Some scientists argue that biological evolution does not map to memetics perfectly. Stephen Jay Gould held the opinion that memetics is misleading, and not useful.
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Extractions: World class tools for adapting to an evolving world. Four Memes for You Do you need efficient and powerful tools for improving expertise and flexibility? Would you like to quantify improvements without disrupting tests and questionnaires? Memetics is the new science of evolving cultural practices spread by imitation or inference. Memetics Consulting provides world class memetics technology for adapting to an evolving world. The mission of Memetics Consulting is to promote the public understanding of memetics and to help individuals and organizations to manage change in their lives and local cultures through designing, implementing and evaluating programs for cultivating memes. Programs and Services The programs and services of Memetics Consulting help individuals and organizations to manage learning, development and strategic change. We seek especially individuals and organizations who are eager to become pioneers in applying a technology of cultural development to their work, school, college or personal lives. Use our Memetics programs and services to improve executive reporting . Our programs and services will allow you to quantify interpersonal actions, giving executives state-of-the-art tools to measure, manage and direct the activities of groups. Quantify actions of individuals and groups for marketing insight. Memetics technology will help you to
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Extractions: Hyper-Weirdness by World Wide Web Science The word ``meme'' was coined by Richard Dawkins in his (much-maligned) 1976 book The Selfish Gene: ``I think that a new kind of replicator has recently emerged on this very planet. It is staring us in the face. It is still in its infancy, still drfiting clumsily about in its primeval soup, but already it is achieving evolutionary change at a rate which leaves the old gene panting far behind. ``The new soup is the soup of human culture. We need a name for the new replicator, a noun which conveys the idea of a unit of cultural transmisision, or a unit of imitation. `Mimeme' comes from a suitable Greek root, but I want a monosyllable that sounds a bit like `gene.' I hope my classcist friends will forgive me if I abbreviate mimeme to meme. If it is any consolation, it could alternatively be thought of as being related to `memory,' or to the French word It should be pronounced to rhyme with `cream.'
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Extractions: From the reviews: "This is a book to be read by anybody with a serious interest in the future of the subject. . . Darwinizing Culture Andrew Whiten, Times Higher Education Supplement for May 18, 2001 "It is hard to criticize a book that criticizes itself so fully; indeed, despite my disagreements with individual authors, Aunger's strength is to bring together a diversity of views so that most points are fully addressed . . .[The book ] is to be applauded for the refreshing, conservative approach to a field that lends itself to speculation and exaggeration. " Simon Reader, Trends in Cognitive Sciences 5:8:365-366 Prominent academics such as Dan Dennett and Gary Cziko have recently argued that we are entering the age of Universal Darwinism. Testimony to this arrival comes from the burgeoning of fields such as evolutionary ecology, evolutionary psychology, evolutionary linguistics and literary theory, evolutionary epistemology, evolutionary computational science, evolutionary medicine and psychiatry even evolutionary (so-called combinatorial) chemistry and evolutionary cosmology. Such developments certainly suggest that Darwin's star is rising ever higher as the next millennium approaches. What unifies these approaches, despite being concerned with such varied topics? Dan Dennett has argued that Darwin's "dangerous idea" is an abstract algorithm, often called the "replicator dynamic." This dynamic consists of repeated iterations of selection from among randomly mutating replicators according to some criterion. Replicators, in turn, are units of information with the ability to reproduce themselves using resources from some material substrate. Couched in these terms, such a process is obviously quite general. For example, this dynamic, when played out on biological material such as DNA, is called natural selection. But Dennett suggests there are essentially no limits to the phenomena which can be treated in such a fashion, although there will be variation in the degree to which such treatment leads to productive insights.
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Extractions: @import "misc/drupal.css"; @import "themes/manji/style.css"; blogs what's new lexicon bible ... memetic lexicon (2005) Memetics Memetics is the formal study of memes. Memetics can currently be regarded as either a field of sociology, or a protoscience in its own right. It originated when Richard Dawkins reduced the process of biological genetic evolution to the most fundamental unit, the replicator (or gene). In a search for other things that might be classifiable as replicators on earth, Dawkins suggested information and ideas in brains, or culture (perhaps software is another replicator that evolution may eventually build grand things with). Memetics applies concepts taken from the theory of evolution (especially population genetics) to human culture. It tries to explain many very controversial subjects, like religions and political systems, using mathematical models. login or register read more Filed under: Memetics memetics feedback
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Extractions: @import "misc/drupal.css"; @import "themes/manji/style.css"; blogs what's new lexicon bible ... Home "Why did the chicken cross the road?" The story of a meme During a public recording of France Culture "des papous dans la tªte" show on 6th of June 2004, Fran§oise Treussard rhetorically asked herself if the author of the classical question-story about the chicken who would have crossed the road was present in the studio. I took the issue in my own hands as if I could find the actual author. Alas! Would I know that I was embarking on a long journey through time (actually only a few days of work, but years of Internet history). Yves Roumazeilles login or register visit "Why did the chicken cross the road?" The story of a meme Filed under: Memetics The Game The Game is the unofficial but ubiquitous title for a specific mental game cum viral social phenomenon played most widely in the United Kingdom, but garnering many adherents in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Ireland. Its origins are uncertain, but some oral histories trace it back to at least 1997. To know The Game is to play the game. One can never stop playing.
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Extractions: @import url( http://www.mtpolitics.net/wp-content/themes/mtp/style.css ); Mad Meme Filed under: Memetics Sam Johnson This meme is sort of like Mad Libs, with the five next suckers victims listed in the meme. Anyway, here you go: Comments (3) Memed Again Filed under: Memetics tagged again for a meme. What I was doing ten years ago Dr. Death Comments (8) Mad Skillz Filed under: Memetics Oh yeah. I gotta brag on this. Grammar: 100% Punctuation: 100% Spelling: 100% Vocabulary: 100% Does Your English Cut the Mustard? (Found at Comments (8) Again, I Blame Matt Filed under: Memetics But this time, Anyway, he tagged me with a meme, so here we go: Youâre stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be? I guess I would have to be either The Big Sky or perhaps Making Certain it Goes On There are various theories on what this question means, but I take it to mean that at the end of the book, people memorized books, and were then known as the title of that book. So, therefore, these are the books I would keep alive; not ones I would choose to burn. Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
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Extractions: Memetics is the scientific approach to evolutionary models of information transfer based on the concept of the (A cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one generation to another by nongenetic means (as by imitation)) meme In his book (Click link for more info and facts about The Selfish Gene) The Selfish Gene (1976), the (A zoologist who studies the behavior of animals in their natural habitats) ethologist (Click link for more info and facts about Richard Dawkins) Richard Dawkins invented the term (A cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one generation to another by nongenetic means (as by imitation)) meme to describe a unit of human (Click link for more info and facts about cultural evolution) cultural evolution analogous to the ((genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity) gene , arguing that replication also happens in (A particular society at a particular time and place) culture , albeit in a different sense. In his book, Dawkins contended that the meme is a unit of information residing in the brain and is the mutating replicator in human cultural evolution. It is a pattern that can influence its surroundings and can propagate. This created great debate among sociologists, biologists, and scientists of other disciplines, because Dawkins himself did not provide a sufficient explanation of how the replication of units of information in the brain controls human behavior and ultimately culture. Accordingly, the term "unit of information" came to be defined in different ways by many scientists.
Extractions: edit In his book The Selfish Gene (1976), the ethologist Richard Dawkins invented the term meme to describe a unit of human cultural evolution analogous to the gene , arguing that replication also happens in culture , albeit in a different sense. In his book, Dawkins contended that the meme is a unit of information residing in the brain and is the mutating replicator in human cultural evolution. It is a pattern that can influence its surroundings and can propagate. This created great debate among sociologists, biologists, and scientists of other disciplines, because Dawkins himself did not provide a sufficient explanation of how the replication of units of information in the brain controls human behavior and ultimately culture. Accordingly, the term "unit of information" came to be defined in different ways by many scientists. Susan Blackmore (2002) re-stated the meme definition as whatever is copied from one person to another person, whether habits, skills, songs, stories, or any other kind of information. Further she said that memes, like genes, are replicators. That is, they are information that is copied with variation and selection. Because only some of the variants survive, memes (and hence human cultures) evolve. Memes are copied by
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Extractions: [Interplanetary Age Social Engineer, Avalon Orbital] Ideas have power, they insinuate themselves, pereptuate, reproduce, subvert, mutate. How much more so those ideas deliberately seeded in order to engineer social trends and both mass and individual opinion? Were it not for the memetic engineering of the superbrights and hyperturings over the mass of society, the galaxy would schism into warring factions, chaos, intolerance, bigotry, and superstition. Applied Memetics is what holds interstellar civilization together over vast distances. It is also (along with the Distributed Information Net ) one of the most important inventions of the information age Memes are socially inherited ideas that determine what people think and believe; memetics is the social and cultural sphere what genetics is to the biological. Sophont beings adopt a conception of God or deity, or social biases and prejudices, or particular fashions, because their peers and the media do or their parents and society did, and so on back through the generations. Prior to the first singularity memes were selected via Darwinian processes of "natural selection"; some religions, fashions, ideologies, fads, cultures, and languages proved stronger than others and hence flourished. The rise of superbrights and hyperturings saw the domestication of the meme, and the memetic engineering replacing cheap propaganda or advertising or political or military power as the ultimate instrument of persuasion and subversion. Thus the superbrights and transapients - either on their own or working through the medium of or as an instrument for religions, noetics, polities, and megacorporations - manipulate the consciousness of sentient beings under them, and are in turn manipulated by higher transingularity AIs above them, in a noospheric ecology of great complexity.
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