Re: Grad program on memetics?

From: Ray Recchia (
Date: Fri 08 Oct 2004 - 21:23:58 GMT

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    At 05:01 PM 10/7/2004, you wrote:
    Hi everyone!
    My name is paul from Jakarta, I think it's my first writing in this forum although I've been reading it for some months. I've been studying memetics and doing some not-so-serious researches on memetics for the last 3 yrs. I wonder, is there any graduate program on memetics, perhaps memetics studies, or applied memetics (I call it memetics engineering). I'm interested in memes-based knowledge classification, or applying memetics for mass-education/public-education, or do a specific research on scientific memes. Let me know if any of you ever heard of it.
    By the way I have some unanswered questions on scientific memes:
    How do you guys think of scientific memes? Can we put them in the same group as other memes? I found several interesting behaviors which significantly distinguish them from the other types of memes, in fact it seems that in my opinion I can't claim them to be selfish-memes which consequently they possess some non-memetics behaviors.
    Paul sabda

    Here's one program in my area: The Evolutionary Sciences program at Binghamton University in upstate New York.

    run by David Sloan Wilson, author of Darwin's Cathedral

    They don't expressly call their research memetics, but it covers a lot of the same ground.  Last night I attended a very good talk on the role of religion in war  that had a large evolutionary component in it.

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