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Tracing Cultural Evolution Through Memetics

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  • Tiktik Dewi Sartika

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Viewing human being, as a part of evolution process is still a controversial issue for some people, in fact the evolution runs. As a sociocultural entity, human being has distinctive characters in its evolution process. A Theory inherited from Darwin may have only been able to answer how a simple unit such genes evolve to such complex animal like human. Yet, how among those complex animals interact, communicate, and replicate idea in so forth formed a such self-organized sociocultural complexity, may only be, at the moment, answered by what Dawkins says as memetic evolution with meme as the replicator which, in near future, hoped to be a very potential tool for analyzing social phenomena.

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  • Tiktik Dewi Sartika, 2004. "Tracing Cultural Evolution Through Memetics," Departmental Working Papers wpf2004, Bandung Fe Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:bfe:wpsbfi:wpf2004
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    1. Hardiansyah, Suteja, 2009. "Mapping Islamic Evolutionary in the Context of Social Justice and Poverty: A Complexity Approach," MPRA Paper 18053, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    human; evolution; meme; interaction; communication; replication; self-organization; complexity; social system; socioculture; Darwin; Dawkins.;

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