first genes, then memes…now “temes”?


Genes=biological replicators, memes=cultural/intellectual replicators, and now– according to Susan Blackmore— “temes”=technological replicators.

That’s the kind of thing that merits a TED invitation these days? The way she talks, it just sounds like stoned-undergrad animism jabbed in the ass with a syringe full of Cory Doctorow.

Pretty irritating to see it filed under “science” and “discoveries” at Wired, too.


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