Re: On 'information transmission'

t (MemeLab@aol.com)
Mon, 8 Mar 1999 20:19:33 EST

From: <MemeLab@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1999 20:19:33 EST
To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk
Subject: Re: On 'information transmission'

In a message dated 3/8/99 7:15:58 PM Central Standard Time, MemeLab@aol.com
writes:

<< I would say that replication broadly speaking, both transmission and
representation (see my other EM on this topic), is a minimum condition for
evolution by natural selection, but that phemotypical expression that occurs
in actual representation, is where the selection takes place, though the
expression itself is more fleeting than the memotype whose actual replication
is differentially altered due to the selection that occurs in phemotypical
expression.
>>

I think that the short version of what I was trying to say here, is that
transmission is the MINIMUM condition necessary for cultural evolution, but
that representation is the NECESSARY condition to complete the evolutionary
algorithm.

Because it is in the phemotypical expression where actual cultural selection
takes place.

-Jake

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