All Blog Posts Tagged 'memetics' (5)

Fun With "Actually"

OK, I’m tired of hearing the word “actually.”  I’m actually sick of it.  Really. 

I mean, what does “actually” really mean?  Most dictionaries define “actually” as “in reality”, really.  I mean “really.”  But why is it actually necessary to say “in reality” every couple of sentences.  “In reality” I feel sick.  Or “in reality” I don’t like people using “actually” every few sentences. 

As opposed to what?  Fantasy or unreality, right?  But why should I have to quality my…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on August 10, 2013 at 11:00am — 11 Comments

The Tragic Irony of Human Extinction

When I wrote Mirror Reversal in 2007, Global Warming was still uncertain and actively debated. Now massive destruction and human depopulation is as certain as the sinking of the Titanic once the fifth lower compartment was breached by the razor-sharp spikes of the iceberg. As the head engineer said, “It’s a mathematical certainly.”

My son, Rickie, a long-distance trailer driver recently told me that when he spends a night at a gigantic truck stop in the Texas, there’re…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on July 31, 2012 at 10:30am — 14 Comments

Poo Fools (us all)

Day after day I see Atheist Nexus members argue scripture details, spreading theistic memes here, without realizing their self-betrayal. Memetics still seems, to most, an abstract intellectual debate. We can't grasp religion as an infective agent. We can't see ourselves as merely copying machines for viruses.…

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Added by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 25, 2011 at 2:01pm — 46 Comments

Memetics and cognitive psychology

Working to develop some useful links between memetics and cognitive psychology. The intersection of these seems rich with potential but I haven't seen much written in this area. Any one have a favorite article or book that explores this?

Added by Darrel Ray on May 20, 2010 at 10:48pm — No Comments

Susan Blackmore Lecture: The Future of Memes

Also posted to Memetics and Cultural Evolution



Susan Blackmore on The Future of Memes - Pop!Tech Conference, 2005



Susan Blackmore, the author of The Meme Machine, gives a very good overview of memes. She describes a number of… Continue

Added by George on April 12, 2009 at 2:53pm — No Comments

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