16 JUN 2011 by ideonexus

 Jefferson and Augustine on Sharing Ideas

Everyone Can Take an Idea > Similarity > Thomas Jefferson on the Sharing of Ideas
Ideas have the property of being infinitely distributive, a characteristic lacking in material things.
Folksonomies: memetics memes ideas sharing
Folksonomies: memetics memes ideas sharing
08 FEB 2011 by ideonexus

 Memetic Battle: Professional Women VS. Pregnant Celebrities

Memes and Genes in Conflict in Modern Child-Rearing > Contrast > Pregnant Celebrities are News
The focus of gossip magazines on pregnant celebrites somewhat detracts from Susan Blackmore's argument that career-women more effectively spread their professional memes than pregnant women are at spreading motherhood genes.
23 JAN 2011 by ideonexus

 Examples of Memes in Conflict with Genes

Taboos Against Homosexuality Promote its Genetic Survival > Similarity > Memes and Genes in Conflict in Modern Child-Rearing
Two examples of memes overriding the reproductive imperative of genes. Homosexuality genes survive because of religious taboos, while the genetic need to reproduce is overridden by the professional woman meme.
03 JAN 2011 by ideonexus

 Culture as an Evolutionary Strategy, It's Danger, and Sci...

The Evolution of Culture > Cause and Effect > The Danger of Culture and Science as the Solution
Before the study of Memetics, Feynman provides a succinct description of culture as memes, and then later, he describes the danger of culture, erroneous memes, the cure for which is science.