Life in Organisations LO10042

Dr Ilfryn Price (
Wed, 18 Sep 1996 11:28:21 -0400

Replying to LO9995 --

Peter Marks questions memes with

>A characteristic
>of genetic replication - from which flows so many of its characteristics -
>is that it is generally very accurate. Cultural replication seems to me
>very much the reverse - general similarity but typically much difference
>in detail.

Which strikes me as the reason why cultural/ organisational selection
moves orders of magnitudes faster. Learning minds are probably the biggest
breakthrough in evolutionary technology since sex [which also has an
inherent inaccuracy]. Doesn't alter the fact that we ignore the process at
our peril and are both enabled but also limited by our memetic viruses.
[or at least doesn't IMO]

If Price
The Harrow Partnership
Pewley Fort Guildford UK


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