Did you maybe mean mimetic?
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The study of memes and their social and cultural effects.
- n. philosophy The study of memes and their social and cultural effects.
- meme + -etics (as in aesthetics). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The breakthrough in memetics is in extending Darwinian evolution to culture.”
“Then, by dealing with those codes just like dealing in the human genome project with what we call memetics, which is simply a word for value systems, by dealing with the human memome, that is with these deeper world views, and focusing on them rather than surface level behaviors, then one has for the first time, I think, Steve, the insight in order to subdue and reduce some of our very serious problems at the surface level.”
“The study of memes, known as memetics, "provides a valuable framework for understanding how culture, knowledge, beliefs and behaviors spread until they become an accepted part of life.”
“This theory was given a particular form partly by Richard Dawkins, partly by some of his followers such as Susan Blackmore, between fifteen and twenty years ago: the theory of what's come to be called memetics, on the analogy of genetics.”
“The Selfish Gene introduces the idea of memetics as a method of measuring the cultural evolution of ideas:”
“Consequently, the project of "memetics" as contending basis for evolutionary epistemology is on hold pending an adequate understanding of its basic ontology.”
“Robinson goes a bit further in pointing out that, while genetics and "memetics" are supposed to work in the same sort of way, the latter is actually seriously subversive of the former, in that it allows the brain to be "infected" with ideas that can overrule the genetic impulse.”
“Blackmore is best known for her theory of memetics.”
“Philanthropy explores ideas such as genetics, which is a recurring theme in the Metal Gear series; memetics, the study of how culture, habits, and information evolve, expand, how it is used and abused.”
“The medium being the message, and the medium being a complex transmedia, online community, cultural memetics in the old sense,... of media that we don't understand separately yet, it's no wonder we're using the tools at hand to understand it.”
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I often wonder about the origin of words. When ever I find out that a word comes from a Latin, Greek or other word I wonder, "Then where did that word come from?" So I recently looked up the study ...
Cribbed from Transhumanist Terminology at aleph.se, which has definitions, and is itself based on the Lextropicon.
Hopefully, I'll be using this site for more than one year. It will be fun then to look back and see what new words I found worthy of notice in any given year.
All words spotted in 2008...
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Sample list for my presentation :)
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