The entities and artefacts we make "in our own image" include the abstractions and patterns through which we understand and organise the world and ourselves.
Cultural change is cumulative self-gravitation.
Every act of creativity and recombinatory cultural reconfiguration is both additive and subtractive - it is an addition of complexity and structure and is simultaneously the systemic logical negation of existing methods and strategies of organisation and thought.
There is no "best" idea, there are only "better" ones.
A logic of communication is stored in material artefacts and its expression and distributed embodiment in culture evolves over time.
The dissonance of difference serves useful purposes for the continuity of cultural sytems.
A view from the periphery on the tribal self-validation of academic cliques.
Systems-theoretical analyses of human conflict suggest that it may be an inevitable error or fault in the self-replication of those complex patterns of information and energy that we recognise as society, technology and historical metamorphosis.
Selfies are memes and memes are cultural selfies through which a logic and self-replication of the question of individual or cultural self-identity reproduces itself.
The primary purpose of cultural systems, sub-systems and sub- or counter-cultures is also their primary method. That is (and fundamentally): the replication of the process of self-replication.
The extent to which errors of replication are responsible for longue durée cultural, subjective and semantic metamorphosis remains an intriguing possibility...
I do not think we should be at all surprised by the revelation that cultural processes and psychological processes, that depth and complexity on both ends of this interdependent spectrum are effectively two ends of the same waveform.