Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Memevolution and genevolution

Herbert Spencer wrote in 1862:
... there are not several kinds of Evolution having certain traits in common, but one Evolution going on everywhere after the same manner.
I think that is true, but also memetic evolution/cultural evolution and genetic evolution are common terms.

They are rather long-winded but they have pretty obvious abbreviations in memetics - namely memevolution and genevolution.

It would be nice if these were established terms. They aren't yet - although there are some uses. It seems about time to put them out there.

Examples: memevolution, memevolution.

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