General Replicator Theory

Theory Summary

Kevin Aylward B.Sc.


Index

Theory Summary

The mathematical summary of the core theory is highlighted here. It forms the basic which all meme gene applications depend on.

Definitions

1 Definition - a trait is a Replicant and is any entity that can be copied.

2 Definition - a Replicator is any physical machine that can copy traits. 

3 Definition - a gene trait Replicant is a physical trait of its Replicator.

4 Definition - a meme trait is a virtual trait of a physical Replicator. 

5 Definition - a reme trait is a real physical external trait that is replicated by a Replicator.

6 Definition - a General Replicator is a physical Replicator that can copy both meme, reme and gene traits. 

7 Definition - a moral is a meme trait of a Replicator, such that that trait attempts to maximize a Replicators replication numbers.

8 Definition - an emotion is a conscious experienced gene trait of a Replicator, such that that trait attempts to maximize its  replication numbers.

9 Definition of Darwinian Purpose - generating a specified trait output from arbitrary inputs.  

Axioms  

1 Traits of Replicators are randomly generated. 
2 Traits of Replicators are inherited by "children" from "parents".  
3 Traits of Replicators are selected by the environment. 

Observed Results 

1 A moral is a meme trait.
2 An emotion is a gene trait.
3 The human brain is a Darwinian Machine. 
4 The human brain/body is a General Replicator.

Derived Results

1 That which is mostly observed, is that which replicates the most.  
2 Well replicated traits are selfish.  
3 Meme moral traits instruct what gene emotion trait is instigated for a given environmental input.
4 Morals and emotions are self-referral, which allows any set of behavior to be instigated for a given environmental input. 
5 Gene traits act to maximize the numbers of its host Replicators.
6 Meme and Reme traits act to maximize the numbers of any Replicators.
7 Meme and Reme traits act to maximize the total number of all Replicators.
8 Genes and Reme traits propagate because they are advantages to themselves, because what is advantages for them, is good for their Replicator, as a gene is embedded in a self replicating machine.
9 Meme and Reme traits can not propagate because they are advantages to themselves, they can only propagate because they are advantages for their Replicators, as a meme/reme is not embedded in a self replicating machine.

Argued Results

1 Adaptability to all environments is due to an environment->morals (meme)->emotion (gene)->behavior->environment loop.
2 The fundamental function of language is as a method to program the meme traits of a Replicator such that it maximizes its numbers.

Application Method

To determine behavior, ask the question:

"What traits will maximize its Replicator the most"

The traits are the behavior.

The answer to this question, will be what behavior, statistically, is observed  mostly.


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