Teksty z Ulicy. Zeszyt memetyczny, 2014, nr 15, s. 87-97
Creating and maintaining variety of cultural components is very important for each and
every generation. This variety secures our safety. Nowadays it does not feel comprehensive to
understand the cultural transmission processes without including the memetic perspective.
It seems advantageous to consider something along the lines of “memetic engineering” in
schools, which we called “evolutionary teaching”. We believe that in order to understand what
a school is it is important to understand three basic elements. First, the very nature of the evolutionary
process. Second, the importance of the biological background for the human brain
and mind, where the latter depends on the former. Third, the memetic perspective, where
strategies for survival are chosen by the memes based on certain characteristics of the school’s environment. Memetic variety guarantees that in the age of fast-changing reality we will never
encounter unsolvable problems due to the lack of certain memetic “bricks”, which are necessary
to build essential competences.