Re: information transmission

Lloyd Robertson (
Fri, 19 Mar 1999 15:52:09 -0600

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Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 15:52:09 -0600
From: Lloyd Robertson <>
Subject: Re: information transmission
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>OK, so without getting involved in an argument, the fact that information
can get passed horizontally really is a central
>property of memetics qua Universal Darwinism. That doesn't happen in
genetics. And the fact of the matter is whether
>something does or does not get "physically" passed horizontally, if you
look at these patterns of informational or cultural
>transfer with an evolutionary framework the bit that we are interested in
- cultural phenomenon or whatever - is spreading in a
>non-heriditary way. If we still want to do evolutionary theory on these
phenomena, we have to understand what processes
>were behind this horizontal transmission of information/culture. That, in
my opinion, is the main remit of memetics.
>cheers, alex.


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