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Memetics is the theory of mental content based on an analogy canada goose outlet montreal with Darwinian evolution, originating from the popularization of Richard Dawkins 1976 book The Selfish Gene. Proponents describe memetics as an approach to evolutionary models of cultural information transfer.
In other words, it just a different approach to the idea of modeling social engineering, using the «meme» as a measure of the propagation of a certain specific belief. These aren really the same «memes» that populate image boards. (shades of the obfuscation of the real meaning behind this term perhaps? this topic is likely a separate discussion)
But to carry this metaphor a bit further. We could canada goose outlet https://www.fabulalitera.de store new york also view these memes as viruses or infections, as they are all based canada goose chilliwack black friday on beliefs (that is to say they are based on things that the infected individuals do not know). We could even split it up a bit further into positive and negative memes, as some of these canada goose outlet london uk could be seen as sort canada goose uk head office of memetic antibodies. things like The Golden Rule and the ability to «entertain a thought».
Granted this is probably a massive bias on my part. I not a fan of beliefs. A certain amount of belief is necessary to function of course, but we must always bear in mind that beliefs can be the most powerful things we possess. They can change your behavior, affect your health, and even compel canada goose factory sale you to sacrifice your life for them.
The meme, Canada Goose Jackets analogous to a gene, was conceived as a «unit of culture» (an idea, belief, pattern of behavior, etc.) which is «hosted» in the minds Canada Goose sale of one or more individuals, and which can reproduce itself, thereby jumping from mind to mind. Thus what would otherwise be regarded as one individual influencing another to adopt a belief is seen as an idea replicator reproducing itself in a new host. As with genetics, particularly under a Dawkinsian interpretation, a meme success may be due to its contribution to the effectiveness of its host.
I argue this point about cheap canada goose coats uk the corollary between the success of the meme and its benefit on the host. The success of the meme is based largely on exposure to it, and the canada goose outlet amount of people who have already been «infected». The social hygiene environment of the individual will have uk canada goose sale a tremendous effect on the «culture culture» if you will. If your memetic environment is full of dangerous pathogens pathologies, the chances of you becoming infected is likely much higher.
Memetics is also notable for sidestepping the traditional concern with the truth of ideas and beliefs. Instead, it is interested canada goose outlet canada goose outlet toronto address in their success.