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Meme and Variations: A Computer Model of Cultural Evolution

  title={Meme and Variations: A Computer Model of Cultural Evolution},
  author={Liane Gabora},
  • L. Gabora
  • Published 28 September 2013
  • Biology
  • ArXiv
Holland's (1975) genetic algorithm is a minimal computer model of natural selection that made it possible to investigate the effect of manipulating specific parameters on the evolutionary process. If culture is, like biology, a form of evolution, it should be possible to similarly abstract the underlying skeleton of the process and develop a minimal model of it. Meme and Variations, or MAV, is a computational model, inspired by the genetic algorithm, of how ideas evolve in a society of… 

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