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A meme is "an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture." A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme.

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Is it still Rickrolling of the "roller" doesn't realize it? [closed]

Most older folks have been Rickrolled at least once. I was even "rolled" in an SE comment once. A few days ago I found myself walking outdoors at night behind a backpack with an array of ...
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How does idealism deal with 'discovery'?

I just responded to a comment on an old post. At the time I was thinking about Richard Dawkins and his concept of a 'meme'. That is any concept that lives rent-free in the minds of humans and evolves ...
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Why is memetics not more widely accepted?

The idea of a meme, as an idea which self-replicates subject to Darwinian evolution, was conceived by biologist Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene. Psychologist Susan Blackmore developed the idea ...
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What argumentative tactic is in play when someone says "The media isn't covering this"?

I see memes about once a week which state, "The media isn't covering this really important thing. Shouldn't they be ashamed! Like and Share and FWD to grandma if you agree!". Similar posts include "...
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Per speculative realism, how are memes like other objects?

On another question answering website, a question was posted that I am urgently seeking the answer to which received no answer. As the title to this post implies, I am interested in how memes are ...
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What is difference between semiotics and memetics?

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 ...
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Correlation between Stirner's "spooks" and Dawkins' "memes"?

Stirner proposed that most commonly accepted social institutions – including the notion of State, property as a right, natural rights in general, and the very notion of society – were mere illusions. ...
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Is for God (or religion) meme to survive it is bound to turn evil?

I am somewhat sceptical about Dawkins memes (see 'The Selfish Gene'). But let's consider for the sake of argument that he is right. Now considering all the wars and other suffering caused by 'our ...
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