Memetics Resources

A collection of free publications online with in depth information on memetics and cultural evolution.

Memetics - Principia Cybernetica Web
Meme: an information pattern, held in an individual's memory, which is capable of being copied to another individual's memory.
Memetics: the theoretical and empirical science that studies the replication, spread and evolution of memes

Memetic Lexicon - Principia Cybernetica Web

Memetics Symposium - Program & Papers - Principia Cybernetica Web
Papers from the Symposium on Memetics held in 1998.

Journal of Memetics  
Index of all full papers
Index of all Issues
Lots of useful academic articles and papers available for free.

Cultural Evolution 
- Seed Magazine
"The majority of human evolution does not involve changes in our
DNA, but rather alterations in the gigantic library of nongenetic
information, the culture, that our species possesses."

Cultural Evolution - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
In depth essays defining Cultural evolution and its history

Sociocultural evolution - Wikipedia
Thorough Wikipedia article

Chapter 11 from Richard Dawkins The Selfish Gene
The original Dawkins hypothesis.

Cultural Evolution Manuscripts & Publications Available for Dow... - UC Davis
A large collection of pdf files.

An objection to the memetic approach to culture
Interesting essay by French anthropologist Dan Sperber

The Lifecycle of Memes

Memetics listing of papers from University of Zurich - Department of Sociology

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Well done. Thanks. This is for serious students.

I suggest that as we read along we post questions and interesting insights on this discussion site so we all can present our views.

But Beware. Memetics is also a meta-meme. We might wind up meta-membots.
"Meta-membots" Ha! Good one Rick!
Thanks for this. I really hope to find the time to look into this soon.




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