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Finding a Niche for Memetics in the 21st Century

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Published
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2005
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Memetics-Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission
Volume6
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

In summary, memetics can survive as a data-oriented branch of the social simulation field specializing in the evaluation of co-evolutionary or cultural models. Most of that evaluation will be negative, as the nature of the real world can never be confirmed using a computer model. Nevertheless, it may help us to identify cases where our a priori thinking about a cultural phenomenon is inadequate. Karl Popper would have been pleased with this.