Memetics and Cultural Evolution


Memetics and Cultural Evolution

A group for people interested in the study of memes, viral ideas, and cultural evolution.

A meme is any unit of shared cultural information.

Memetics is the study of the propagation of this information.

Members: 75
Latest Activity: Nov 25, 2014

Memes, Genes And Religious Beliefs - Richard Dawkins @ UC Berkeley

Discussion Forum

Memetics going mainstream

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 18, 2013. 0 Replies

In Why America & China's Future Plans Are Totally Nuts, James Howard Kunstler refers to…Continue

Tags: memes

Word frequency reflects liking

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 14, 2013. 1 Reply

Many Atheists continue to talk about theism for decades after they've stopped buying into the spooks. My position ,that it's better develop a theism-meme free world is often incomprehensible to some.…Continue

Tags: word use implies liking

Video on Religion as virus

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 2, 2013. 2 Replies


Tags: virus mutation, religion, memetics

Review of The Mocking Memes

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Steph S. Jan 29, 2013. 1 Reply

Tim Tyler reviews The Mocking MemesThe Mocking Memes:A Basis for Automated…Continue

Tags: The Mocking Memes

Bullying still attractive in leaders *yuck!*

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Steph S. Dec 20, 2012. 1 Reply

For Power and Status, Dominance and Skill Trump LikabilityYou'd think we'd advanced culturally in selecting…Continue

Tags: prestige, leadership, bullying, intimidation

Submit climate crisis memes

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 17, 2012. 3 Replies

What’s Your Meme? Changing the Climate Change ConversationMemetics is…Continue

Tags: climatememe

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 25, 2014 at 10:14pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 26, 2011 at 8:56pm

Please note my blog, "Poo Fools (us all)," is a defense of memetics. I'd be happy to have your input, or even a "like", from fellow memetics enthusiasts.

Thanks for your attention.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 14, 2010 at 11:24pm
@Geraldo, I understand and honor your response.
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on September 14, 2010 at 5:30pm
You can credit me, but I prefer not out of modesty. It's not created by me, it's from www.Fora.TV, which like TED (also on YouTube) has some great stuff.
But thanks, like blessings for Christians, I love the recognition.
But should get the credit for having the interview included in their collection.
-- Gary
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 14, 2010 at 4:58pm
Thanks for this lead Geraldo, I am reposting on Facebook, with credit to you, if you give the OK.

What is the protocal for posting atheistnexus articles on Facebook? Should I credit the individual and atheistnexus or individual only? I don't want to give information that others do not want to share.
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on September 14, 2010 at 1:26pm
Antonio Damasio: This Time With Feeling
Aspen Institute like TED has lots of great stuff on the net.
Comment by George on September 13, 2010 at 5:19am
Possible method of handling Earworms:

Unhear It - Get the song out of your head

"We created this site for those of you that have a song stuck in your head and you can't get it out no matter what you do"
Comment by It's just Matt on December 27, 2009 at 6:15pm
Internet Memes Spread Viral Amusement

Of all the things Richard Dawkins has tried to do for our societies, I think that little word 'meme' will be his lasting contribution, if nothing else...
Comment by George on December 13, 2009 at 8:33pm
Fred W:
I recall reading an article about the "death" of memetics, and about the controversies surrounding the idea - will try to find it.

I think that part of the problem is that the idea of memes caught on in popular culture before it was properly explored as a formal philosophical or scientific concept. So the popular concepts of memetics overwhemed the serious questions.

As for mimicry vs "memetic engineering" - it's both/and, not either/or.
Comment by Rich Goss on June 5, 2009 at 2:39pm
Thanks, let's try it again. Bill Hicks

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