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on 3/11/02 8:20 AM, Jim Forbes-chatpress-cnc at email@example.com wrote:
There are relatively obvious potential relationships among memetics,
semiotics, and Thomas Kuhn's description of how scientific theories are
created and sustained.
Before putting a lot of energy into describing these relationships I was
wondering if any of this has been a previous subject of discussion or if
there are previous articles in the area. Like to avoid reinventing the
I've said a bit about cultural evolution and the notion of a paradigm in:
Benzon, W. L. (1996). "Culture as an Evolutionary Arena." Journal of Social
and Evolutionary Systems 19(4): 321-362.
Also some of the discussion in my book on music, Beethoven's Anvil, is
BTW, there's a review of Beethoven's Anvil in Nature:
David Juritz (2002), Notes on a Cultural Theme, Nature 416, p. 19, 07 March.
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