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Cultural Confusion

Reviews 21 July 2006

…single footnote as ‘highly speculative literature’. There are certainly problems with the whole idea of memes (Aunger 2000, Blackmore 1999), but at least memetics takes seriously the idea that the…


Short Biography

19 May 2006

Brief Bio Dr. Susan Blackmore Susan Blackmore is a psychologist, lecturer and writer best known for her book The Meme Machine (1999) and the textbook Consciousness: An Introduction (4th Edition…


Giving up ghosts and gods

Chapters 3 February 2009

…dangerous meme, or because people of faith fight over competing gods? Not really. Although I have written about all of these reasons and many more, my own reasons for disbelief…


Why I have given up

Chapters 25 March 2002

…by natural selection for the survival of our genes and memes; here for no reason at all other than the dictates of chance and necessity, and unable to contact or…


Dear human race, Happy Valentine’s Day!

Journalism 14 February 2004

…are copied. These human creations are called memes, and are passed between us in the same way that viruses spread by becoming parasites. Take the evolution of the humble Valentine’s…


THES Soapbox

Journalism 25 March 2002

…A few million years ago our ancestors let loose a new evolutionary process. By learning to imitate each other they unwittingly created the first memes. Those memes – the habits,…


Zen Into Science

Chapters 25 March 2002

and determination, although it is trained in a completely different way. Unlike the memeplexes of religion, the memeplex of science includes methods for systematically doubting and testing its own claims…



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