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Anders Transhuman Pages: Memetics
- Collection of links and essays about memes: ideas and concepts viewed as living organisms. Includes sections on memetic theory, examples and applications, controversial issues, a lexicon and a brief bibliography.
Chapter 11 from Richard Dawkins, "The Selfish Gene''
- The text that started off the science of memetics.
The Church of Virus
- Virus is a collection of mutually-supporting ideas (a meme-complex) encompassing philosophy, science, technology, politics, and religion.
Cultural Software: A Theory of Ideology
- Information about a book that explains the development of ideology and human cultural understanding through the spread and evolution of memes and cultural know-how.
- FAQ, links, and a bookstore. (By Richard Brodie, author of the popular book on memetics, "Virus of the Mind".)
Memes - Susan Blackmore
- A detailed site maintained by the psychologist and memeticist Susan Blackmore.
Memes to be Discussed
- Blog discussing what memes are, what can we do with them, who controls who, what drives them and are memes real?
- A meme is a cognitive or behavioral pattern that can be transmitted from one individual to another one. References, links.
- A senior thesis on memetic selection criteria.
- Information from Wikipedia on this neo-Darwinian approach to evolutionary models of cultural information transfer based on the concept of the meme.
Memetics: Culture and Evolution
- Explores the nature of a meme, memetic theory and culture relating to evolution.
Neobiology & Ethetics
- The neobiological model indicates that all living systems, genetic and memetic belong to the realm of biology. Ethetics is the field which encompasses all self-perpetuating algorithmic structures, including genetics and memetics.
Structure of Memes
- The main criticism that can be raised against the memetic approach is that memes are difficult to define. What are the elements or units that make up a meme? Does a meme correspond to a complete symphony, or to a symphonic movement, a melody, a musical phrase, or even a single note?
UK Memes Central
- Includes texts by Dr Susan Blackmore and links to other articles online.
Colorless Green Homunculi by William L. Benzon
- Essay/review of The Electric Meme: A New Theory of How We Think. (October 01, 2002)
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