Theory in Biosciences

, Volume 123, Issue 3, pp 209–222 | Cite as

Semetic rings: towards the new concept of mimetic resemblances

  • Karel KleisnerEmail author
  • Anton Markoŝ


In order to better understand mimicry and similar phenomena, we introduce the concept of seme as means of horizontal (i.e. trans-lineage) transfer of images. Together with horizontal exchange of genes and epigenetic signals, semes complete the triad of powerful channels enabling synchronous communication across the biosphere.


Mimicry Imitation Semes Analogy Homology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Philosophy and History of Science, Faculty of SciencesCharles University PraguePraha 2Czech Republic

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