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Parasites of the mind. Why cultural theorists need the meme’s eye view
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We show that certain systems of misbelief can be fruitfully treated as cultural parasites, which are designed by cultural evolution and which subvert the interests of their human hosts. Expand
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'Viral' Hunts? : A Cultural Darwinian Analysis of Witch Persecutions
The theory of Darwinian cultural evolution is gaining currency in many parts of the socio-cultural sciences, but it remains contentious. Critics claim that the theory is either fundamentally mistakenExpand
Attack of the Memes! How cultural parasites can subvert human interests
Are there any such things as mind viruses? By analogy with biological parasites, such cultural items are supposed to subvert or harm the interests of their host. Most popularly, this notion has beenExpand
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Parasites of the mind. How cultural representations can subvert human interests
Are there any such things as mind viruses? By analogy with biological parasites, such cultural items are supposed to subvert or harm the interests of their host. Most popularly, this notion has beenExpand
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