Re: The Baldwin Effect

t (levy@Oswego.EDU)
Fri, 19 Mar 1999 09:50:07 -0500 (EST)

From: <levy@Oswego.EDU>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 09:50:07 -0500 (EST)
To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk
Subject: Re: The Baldwin Effect
In-Reply-To: <199903090907.JAA01773@alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk>

Paul Marsden wrote

> Very Interesting Question, which can be addressed on two levels - 1) The
> interaction at between genes and culture (standard Baldwin Effect) and the
> second - a kind of memetic Baldwin Effect which describes the
> institutionalisation (tradition, organisations, rules etc) of culture:

That's interesting. A memetic Baldwin effect as a model for the
solidification of culture, which would be a part of the reason for
cultural persistance. Has this idea been explored yet in any literature,
research, etc?

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