Do memes/genes evolve?

Mark Mills (
Wed, 17 Jun 98 11:59:48 -0000

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Subject: Do memes/genes evolve?
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 98 11:59:48 -0000
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Question: Does it make any sense to talk about memes/genes evolving?

One might say that only genotypes/memotypes evolve. Genes/memes
themselves are fixed. They may mutate, but they do not evolve.

On the other hand, one might say that genes/memes are both interactors
and replicators. Therefore genes/memes evolve in the same sense that a
species evolves. I think Hans-Cees has written a paper supporting this


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