Saturday, 2 November 2013

Dan Sperber: Attraction and Selection in Cultural Evolution

This video is from the 2013 International Conference on Evolutionary Patterns.

The other conference videos are here.

Dan Sperber is a cultural evolution enthusiast, who embraces the type of cultural epidemiology pioneered by Cloak (1975) and Dawkins (1976), but rejects the idea that cultural symbionts have anything much like genes.

He seems yet to find a coherent sympathetic interpretation of memes - instead mistakenly likening them to cultural attractors.

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