Much of the study of memes focuses on groups of memes called meme complexes, or "memeplexes." Like the gene complexes found in biology, memeplexes are groups of memes that are often found present in the same individual. Applying the theory of Universal Darwinism, memeplexes group together because memes will copy themselves more successfully when they are "teamed up". Examples include sets of memes like singing and guitar playing, or the Christmas tree and Christmas dinner.Unlike gene complexes, memeplexes do not have to benefit the genes in order to replicate.
Posts about Memeplex
  • An Introduction to Memes and Memetics for Marketers

    … the vocabulary by which researchers can discuss memes, including terms like memeplex for a complex co-evolving system of memes (like a religion). The titular argument however is that humans are evolved to be memetic replication machines. Our large brains are extremely costly from a developmental point of view and developed in response to our use…

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