MEME COMPLEX 1)4)
"A co-adapted stable set of mutually -assisting memes" (R. DAWKINS, 1978, p.212).
Memes complexes are created by consensus about the significance given to some signs and start being transmitted after such recognition. It is in this sense that G.R. JOHNSON may write that "… information exchange is really nothing more than a metaphor for biological action at a distance, i.e., the influence of one nervous system on other nervous systems through the production of physicochemical stimuli to which those other nervous systems are sensitive" (1992, p.1143). Or "A speaker says something that is a product of prior genotype-environment interactions and his or her current environment. A listener exposed to this behavior responds on the basis of his or her prior genotype-environment interactions and current environment" (p.1145).
DAWKINS states that we could perhaps regard as an example "… an organized church, with its architecture, rituals, laws, music, art, and written tradition" (Ibid).
Meme complexes have obviously a strong tendency to propagate in space and a great survival power in time.
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