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Sunday, October 29, 2006



Meme's are alive!!! muhahahahaha!

Propagating through evolution of natural selection. Catch-phrases never sounded so intellegent!

From Wikipedia (of course)

The term "meme" (IPA: [miːm], not [mɛm], or [mimi]), coined in 1976 by Richard Dawkins, refers to a unit of cultural information transferable from one mind to another. Dawkins said, Examples of memes are tunes, catch-phrases, clothes fashions, ways of making pots or of building arches. A meme propagates itself as a unit of cultural evolution and diffusion — analogous in many ways to the behavior of the gene (the unit of genetic information). Often memes propagate as more-or-less integrated cooperative sets or groups, referred to as memeplexes or meme-complexes.

The idea of memes has proved a successful meme in its own right, achieving a degree of penetration into popular culture rare for a scientific theory.
Proponents of memes suggest that memes evolve via natural selection — in a way very similar to Charles Darwin's ideas concerning biological evolution — on the premise that variation, mutation, competition, and "inheritance" influence their replicative success. For example, while one idea may become extinct, other ideas will survive, spread and mutate — for better or for worse — through modification.

Meme-theorists contend that memes most beneficial to their hosts will not necessarily survive; rather, those memes which replicate the most effectively spread best; which allows for the possibility that successful memes might prove detrimental to their hosts.

4 comments:

Karitown said...

Oh my. Okay, I'm way too tired and it's way too early to figure out what you're talking about;))) You're more intelligent than I am, that's for sure.

Ramblin Rose said...

Ditto what Karitown said......


And hey I tagged you.....


RR

Cyd said...

Might get around to responding, might not. Are there any special rules?

Did I bug you yet to check out this blog yet, Perriscat. She's my cuz-in-law out in California and took up my suggestion to start blogging. But her friends and family are too lame to comment often.

Also, my friend Pranam Kolari is in a contest to win $5000 for his blogging. He does research on splogs, or spam blogs (bogus blogs), and is generally a really nice guy. So go vote for him, just for the heck of it: Vote for Pranam.

TTQ said...

I visited both sites and voted..so play with me on the meme..You never want to play with me any more *lip quivering*. You got all grown up like and had kids, get silly for a change! Nobody will know but us.

I *heart* you! TTFN *um gag*

Your adoring TTQ baby sister.