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Tracing Cultural Evolution Through Memetics

  • Tiktik Dewi Sartika

    (Bandung Fe Institute)

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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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: 07 May 2004
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpco:0405007
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  1. Wolfgang Fikentscher, 1998. "Cultural Complexity," Working Papers 98-10-087, Santa Fe Institute.
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