Memetics – the second cornerstone of life

Memetics was introduced by Richard Dawkins in Selfish Gene the last chapter back in 1976. For a quite unclear reason, Dawkins himself never developed the theory further. Susan Blackmore, Kate Distin, Robert Aunger and Daniel Dennett are rare few that… Continue Reading

The memetic argument for the sovereignty of the individual over collective

When we say that companies, brands, cities and states live, does this mean that they should express the same sovereignty as humans? If we say that companies live their own life, does that mean that they compete with individuals on… Continue Reading

Mind, intellect and wisdom interpretation

I wrote the previous post about wisdom  for a couple of reasons: As a strong supporter of 280 characters TW messages I do at the same time fight against self-evidence. Self-evidence is a direct result of “short reasoning”. Short reasoning is not… Continue Reading

Humans are irreducible due to our mortality

In his original book, From Bacteria to Bach and Back, Daniel Dennett closes a discussion with Steven Pinker whether memes constitute essential ingredients of culture (Dennett) or not (Pinker). Pinker claim is that since culture is intelligently designed, it does… Continue Reading