Rational Memes

An idea that relies on the recipients’ critical faculties to cause itself to be replicated.

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Dynamic Societies

A society that is dominated by rational memes. Dynamic societies celebrate the ideals of the Enlightenment such as tolerance, free speech, and a willingness to change.

Static Societies

One whose changes happen on a timescale longer than its members can notice. Such cultures are dominated by anti-rational memes. See also: