Why Did Memetics Fail? Comparative Case Study1

@article{Chvaja2020WhyDM,
  title={Why Did Memetics Fail? Comparative Case Study1},
  author={Radim Chvaja},
  journal={Perspectives on Science},
  year={2020},
  volume={28},
  pages={542-570}
}
  • Radim Chvaja
  • Published 5 August 2020
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Perspectives on Science
Although the theory of memetics appeared highly promising at the beginning, it is no longer considered a scientific theory among contemporary evolutionary scholars. This study aims to compare the genealogy of memetics with the historically more successful gene-culture coevolution theory. This comparison is made in order to determine the constraints that emerged during the internal development of the memetics theory that could bias memeticists to work on the ontology of meme units as opposed to… 
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