RE: Lamarckism in memetics

Chris Cleirigh (
Fri, 6 Jun 1997 10:39:06 +1000 (EST)

Date: Fri, 6 Jun 1997 10:39:06 +1000 (EST)
From: Chris Cleirigh <>
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Subject: RE: Lamarckism in memetics

I agree with those who call for clear definition of categories.

I suspect that memetic evolution will appear Lamarckian if
the memotype and pheNotype are confused, if
an enormous memome is treated as a single meme, if
mutation and recombination of memes is confused with the acquisition of new
characteristics in a phenotype, and if
selection of memes in populations is confused with "directed" mutation.

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