Synonyms for memetics or Related words with memetics
Examples of "memetics"
as described in the Journal of
(out of print since 2005 ) – "Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission" believe that '
' has the potential to be an important and promising analysis of culture using the framework of evolutionary concepts.
Principal criticisms of
include the claim that
ignores established advances in other fields of cultural study, such as sociology, cultural anthropology, cognitive psychology, and social psychology. Questions remain whether or not the meme concept counts as a validly disprovable scientific theory. This view regards
as a theory in its infancy: a protoscience to proponents, or a pseudoscience to some detractors.
This theory is an extension of
, memes, much like biology's genes, are informational units passed through generations of culture. However, unlike
, cultural selection theory moves past these isolated "memes" to encompass selection processes, including continuous and quantitative parameters. Two other approaches to cultural selection theory are social contagion and evolutionary epistemology.
is the theory of mental content based on an analogy with Darwinian evolution, originating from the popularisation of Richard Dawkins' 1976 book "The Selfish Gene." Proponents describe
as an approach to evolutionary models of cultural information transfer.
Godwin has stated that he introduced Godwin's law in 1990 as an experiment in
Includes brainstorming ideas, working with constraints,
, dream recall, and other creativity enhancers.
Crozier suggests that Cultural Selection emerges from three bases: Social contagion theory, Evolutionary epistemology, and
The discipline of
, which dates from the mid-1980s, provides an approach to evolutionary models of cultural information transfer based on the concept of the meme. Memeticists have proposed that just as memes function analogously to genes,
functions analogously to genetics.
attempts to apply conventional scientific methods (such as those used in population genetics and epidemiology) to explain existing patterns and transmission of cultural ideas.
In 2005, the "Journal of
– Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission" ceased publication and published a set of articles on the future of
. The website states that although "there was to be a relaunch...after several years nothing has happened". Susan Blackmore has left the University of the West of England to become a freelance science-writer and now concentrates more on the field of consciousness and cognitive science. Derek Gatherer moved to work as a computer programmer in the pharmaceutical industry, although he still occasionally publishes on
-related matters. Richard Brodie is now climbing the world professional poker rankings. Aaron Lynch disowned the
community and the words "meme" and "
" (without disowning the ideas in his book), adopting the self-description "thought contagionist". He died in 2005.
MemeStreams is an early social networking website, online community, and blog host that was established in 2001 by Industrial
In general, using the ideas of
within a computational framework is called "Memetic Computing or Memetic Computation" (MC).
Keith Henson in "
and the Modular-Mind" (Analog Aug. 1987) makes the case that
needs to incorporate evolutionary psychology to understand the psychological traits of a meme's host. This is especially true of time-varying, meme-amplification host-traits, such as those leading to wars.
Howard Keith Henson (born 1942) is an American electrical engineer and writer on space engineering, space law (Moon treaty),
, cryonics, evolutionary psychology and physical limitations of Transhumanism.
In the early 1990s, he contributed theoretical and mathematical models on idea transmission to the "Journal of Ideas", the first scholarly journal dedicated to
Philosopher Daniel C. Dennett, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and consciousness researcher Susan Blackmore (author of "The Meme Machine") are proponents of
In this sequel to "The 80/20 Principle", Koch uses established scientific principles and theories, such as chaos theory and
, to explain the complex world of business.
is also notable for sidestepping the traditional concern with the "truth" of ideas and beliefs. Instead, it is interested in their success.
The Usenet newsgroup alt.memetics started in 1993 with peak posting years in the mid to late 1990s. The "Journal of
" was published electronically from 1997 to 2005.
Doctor Angel Antimony takes the reader on a tour of her very weird future. Rampant body modification, black comedy and
fill out the pages.
A third approach, described by Joseph Poulshock, as "radical
" seeks to place memes at the centre of a materialistic theory of mind and of personal identity.
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