The Science of Memetics: “Germ Theory” Applied to Ideas

What if ideas (memes) as self-replicating quasi-life forms that are looking or minds to colonize, the same way way that viruses or germs are looking or space inside cells? It might explain a lot, from fads to fashion to catchy-tunes to forms of government to religion and suicide cults.  This piece looks at the intersection of computer science, biology, neurology, sociology, epidemiology and “other.”

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