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    The Meme Metaphor.Mark Jeffreys - 2000 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 43 (2):227-242.
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    Dr. Daedalus and His Minotaur: Mythic Warnings About Genetic Engineering From J.B.S. Haldane, François Jacob, and Andrew Niccol's Gattaca.Mark Jeffreys - 2001 - Journal of Medical Humanities 22 (2):137-152.
    We are entering an era in which “cultural construction of the body” refers to a literal technological enterprise. This era was anticipated in the 1920s by geneticist J. B. S. Haldane in a lecture which inspired Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. In that lecture, Haldane reinterpreted the Greek myth of Daedalus and the Minotaur as heroic fable. Seventy years later another geneticist, François Jacob, used the same myth as cautionary tale. Here I explain the Minotaur's “genetic” monstrosity in terms of (...)
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    How Can “Cheap Talk” Yield Coordination, Given a Conflict?Mark Jeffreys - 2008 - Mind and Society 7 (1):95-108.
    ChickenHawk is a social-dilemma game that distinguishes uncoordinated from coordinated cooperation. In tests with players belonging to a culturally homogeneous population, natural-language “cheap talk” led to efficient coordination, while nonlinguistic signaling yielded uncoordinated altruism. In a subsequent test with players from a moderately more heterogeneous population nearby, the “cheap talk” condition still produced better coordination than other signaling conditions, but at a lower level and with fewer acts of altruism overall. Implications are: (1) without language, even willing cooperators coordinate poorly; (...)
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