Saturday, 6 April 2013

Memetics on Google Scholar

Following up on my last blog post, I checked Google Scholar on "Memetics".

This is an update on my "Memetics death report exaggerated" article - from 2008.

Google Scholar shows the following growth for memetics papers:

Growth in "memetics" papers over time

Compared to "cultural evolution", memetics shows similar growth, but starting later and with significantly less popularity.

Genetics is less popular than evolution too - but by less than 2:1. However memeticsis less popular than cultural evolution by more than 5:1. Even after accounting for the lack of interest in cultural evolution, memetics is an under-studied area.

Here's my graph data:

Here's last year's plot.

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