RE: memetics reference on news

From: derek gatherer (
Date: Fri 10 Oct 2003 - 14:51:26 GMT

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    > Anyway is the tipping point idea of cultural
    > transmission compatible with
    > memes? Does it need memes to work as a theory of
    > cultural
    > transmission/evolution?

    My own interpretation is that the 'tipping point' is a notional juncture at which a meme moves from cultural drift into cultural selection (as Cavalli-Sforza & Feldman would have said), or the point at which it becomes contagious. This can only be identified post hoc.

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