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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
Article

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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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