A long time ago, in High School, I was interested in meaning of symbols. Recently when I read "The Selfish Gene" I starting reading up on memetics and I encountered semiotics criticism of memetics that it is in fact rediscovered and simplified semiotics.
I read that "The Hero with a Thousand Faces" is a good introduction in memetics. However from this it looked like the semiotics was rooted within psychoanalysis while memetics was rooted within evolution theory (I agree with Popper's criticism of former). What am I missing?