A Drosophila for cultural evolution

Dr I Price (PEWLEYFORT@compuserve.com)
Mon, 23 Jun 1997 03:42:49 -0400

Date: Mon, 23 Jun 1997 03:42:49 -0400
From: Dr I Price <PEWLEYFORT@compuserve.com>
Subject: A Drosophila for cultural evolution
To: "INTERNET:memetics@mmu.ac.uk" <memetics@mmu.ac.uk>


>What can serve as a Drosophila for the study of cultural evolution? I'm
afraid that if "orthodox memetics" gets to make that choice we'll end up
with lots of dazed and confused fruit flies<

'High-table' academia might be a candidate. The unwritten rules seem to
encourage more and more assertion of one's own meme's rather than pursuit=

of real shared understanding. Is the would be scholar forced to become th=
memetic equivalent of a rampant fruit fly?

Before anyone jumps at me 'business guruing' sufferes exactly the same

For the fun of it


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