Genes to Memes

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Genes to Memes


Post by Wanderer »

Basic premise, loosely based on Spengler's organic philosophy.

Meme (mind) is an extension of Gene (body).
Both refer to memories in the form of four chemical bases [adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C), and thymine (T)]; language uses a binary (dualistic) base-pair, corresponding to cellular systolic/diastolic sequences [1/0 - positive/negative].
Linguistic binaries are often mistaken as absolutes, i.e., absolute one, absolute nil.

Genetics are accumulated experiences preserved in the form of a biological algorithm; memetics are also preserved experiences in the form of semiotics.
Genetics propagate through organic reproduction; memetics propagate through semiotic reproduction.
Genes are to an organism what memes are to a SuperOrganism.
Propagation synthesizes and often mutates what is being propagated.
Memes are gene specific, in that they merge representing a specific populations interactions and relationship with a specific environment, through space/time.
Language is the externalization of a meme, just as behaviour and appearance is the manifestation of genes - the difference is due to the nature of mind, relative to body. Mind remains concealed until it reveals itself through actions, including linguistic expression.
Memes can replicate from mind to mind, much easier than genes can reproduce from body to body, making memes highly adaptive and convoluted. When they propagate outside the original population (genetic family), they mutate in unexpected and often contrary ways, as they adapt to the different genetic origins of the brain they are transferred to - this may be controversial.

Just as different genetic types, called species or breeds (sub-species), evolve over time, memetic types, expressing a reproductive method and a niche survival strategy, also evolve.

There's much more...but I'll stop here.
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