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> > Only if it's successful enough, yes... unsuccessful ones will be
> > by more successful ones, it's a law of evolution.
> The question is, what makes a meme become successful?
Now that's fairly easy to answer: Blackmore and Dawkins
identified three criteria to characterize the success of a meme:
1. copying-fidelity, memes should resist mutation to high
extent in order to maintain their character after many
copies are made of it. NB: fidelity, should not be infinite,
that is the meme must be open to some small mutability
potential, if not absence of variation prohibits evolution
of the meme.
2. fecundity, the meme ideally must spread like wild-fire.
The more copies the merrier.
3. longevity, the longer the meme is present in a brain
the higher the expectation frequency is of copying the meme
to other brains.
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