memetics

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me·met·ics

 (mē-mĕt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of memes and their social and cultural effects.

[meme + -etics (as in aesthetics).]
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memetics

(miːˈmɛtɪks)
n
(Biology) the study of memes and their transmission
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Within each memeplex, the frogs are infected by other frog's ideas; hence they experience a memetic evolution.
Memetic evolution is consistent with a world of intentional, conscious and responsible free agents.
As a new optimization method, SFLA algorithm use the shuffled complex evolution algorithms (SCE) as the breadth search implementation framework, and is combined with genetic memetic evolution algorithm (MA) and the characteristics of particle swarm optimization algorithm based on the bird searching food behavior.
By comparison, memetic evolution is extremely fast.
We call that "Memetic evolution" as we believe the main world's particle will be changed one more time.
She offers evidence that memetic evolution is quite consistent with a world of intentional, conscious, and responsible free agents.
It is in this sense that memetic evolution is intensely path dependent: the present selection of memes depends on the pattern of memes selected in the past.
Units, events and dynamics in memetic evolution. Journal of Memetics: Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission 2: 34-65.
This means that memetic evolution occurs not in the interest of the genes, individuals, or groups, but that it proceeds according to the "interest of the memes" themselves (Blackmore, 1996).
Meme theory holds that memes evolve in the same manner that plants and animals evolve--by the process of natural selection.(52) Memes, as their name suggests, are analogous to genes in that both satisfy the evolutionary criteria of variation, replication, and fitness.(53) While the precise neurological mechanisms of memetic evolution may remain unknown or not exist at all,(54) the comparison between memes and genes is more than metaphorical.
Indeed, this point would seem to follow naturally from memetic evolution itself, and is embraced by some, including Balkin.