RE: A Drosophila for cultural evolution

Richard Brodie (
Thu, 26 Jun 1997 16:37:02 -0700

From: Richard Brodie <>
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Subject: RE: A Drosophila for cultural evolution
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 1997 16:37:02 -0700

Tim Perper wrote:

>So the question is What set of observations -- what Drosophila --
>demands that one accept memetics as opposed to all its alternatives?

How about the spread of religions? How could that be explained other
than as meme evolution? Analyzing the rates of spread and the components
(e.g., how evangelistic, how much tradition, pressure to have lots of
children and spread the religion to them) should give lots of good data.

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