Memes galore!

Wed, 25 Nov 1998 16:25:04 -0500 (EST)

Subject: Memes galore!
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 16:25:04 -0500 (EST)

A bumper crop of new memetics articles are in the shops (well, okay the
libraries) for Xmas.

Burnell K (1998) Cultural variation in savannah sparrow, Passerculus
sandwichensis, songs: an analysis using the meme concept. Animal
Behaviour 56, 995-1003.

Wilkins JS (1998) The evolutionary structure of scientific theories.
Biology and Philosophy 13, 479-504.

Gelb BD (1997) Creating 'memes' while creating advertising. Journal
of Advertising Research 37, 57-59.

Also there is a special memes issue of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
vol 21, no. 4, including the following target article:

Atran S (1998) Folk biology and the anthropology of science: cognitive
universals and cultural particulars. BBS 21, 547-569.

and commentaries:

Aunger R (1998) The 'core meme' meme. BBS 21, 569-570.

Boyer P (1998) Cultural transmission with an evolved intuitive
ontology: domain-specific cognitive tracts of inheritance. BBS 21,

Ellen R (1998) Doubts about a unified cognitive theory of taxonomic
knowledge and its memic status. BBS 21, 572-573.

Roberts WP (1998) A comparative and developmental approach to
cognitive universals: a possible role for heterochrony. BBS 21, 585-586.

Sperber D (1998) Are folk taxonomies 'memes'? BBS 21, 589-590.

and a reply to these commentaries from Atran.

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