Found : No Cure for Songs Stuck in Your Head ALBANY, N.Y. – Unexpected and insidious, the earworm slinks its way into the brain and refuses to leave. Symptoms vary, although high levels of annoyance and frustration are common. There are numerous potential treatments, but no cure. "Earworm" is the term coined by University of…

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Found : Meme Controversies, God and Blending Two leaders in the field of memetics are Henry Plotkin and Richard Dawkins. They both agree that memes differ from genes in at least one major way: Memes do not replicate physically, and therefore they subject themselves to the possibility of imperfect replication. As Dawkins puts it, "It…

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Found : The medieval church, heresy and memes I find it a little ironic that the conceptualization of ideas as infectious diseases dates back far beyond The Selfish Gene. In fact, one of the first notable observations of this ideology is from the medieval Catholic Church, circa 12th century. Heresy was considered to be an…

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Found : God Wants You Dead God is a collective memetic organism. Such organisms influence large numbers of people to behave as a group. Copies in the minds of individual human beings work together the way a multi-celled animal's component cells do, producing unified behavior. Countries, corporations, philosophies, and other "Higher Powers" that cause people…

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