Memetics vs Culturgen - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between memetics and culturgen

is that memetics is (philosophy) the study of memes and their social and cultural effects while culturgen is one of the propagating mutating cultural units that form the subject of memetics.

memetics

Noun

(-)
  • (philosophy) The study of memes and their social and cultural effects.
  • culturgen

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One of the propagating mutating cultural units that form the subject of memetics.
  • Synonyms

    * meme

    Usage notes

    Introduced by introduced by Charles Lumsden and Edward O. Wilson in their book Genes, Mind, and Culture: The Coevolutionary Process (1981), the term has fallen in popularity, and now the slightly older term meme (coined by in his book The Selfish Gene ) is used in its stead almost universally.