Memes as Signs in the Dynamic Logic of Semiosis : Molecular Science meets Computation Theory

@inproceedings{Deacon2005MemesAS,
  title={Memes as Signs in the Dynamic Logic of Semiosis : Molecular Science meets Computation Theory},
  author={Terrence W. Deacon},
  year={2005}
}
The concept of meme misidentifies units of cultural information as active agents, a shorthand similar to what misleads our understanding of genes and obscures the dynamic logic of evolution; but the concept does offer hope by contributing something missing from many semiotic theories. In treating memes as replicators, Dawkins fails to distinguish mere patterns from information (and replication from interpretation), which leads to the problem encountered in all realms of information processing… CONTINUE READING

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