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28 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 17 November 2007 02:24AM

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Comment author: George_Weinberg2 18 November 2007 09:09:31PM 1 point [-]

What corporations do is very different from biological evolution, but if a corporation develops a successful idea then it is likely to be copied by other corporations without anything like biological reproduction entering the picture.

Comment author: timtyler 30 October 2011 11:36:06AM *  1 point [-]

What corporations do is very different from biological evolution [...]

That's commonly known as "superorganicism" in anthropology. The paper:

"Culture is Part of Human Biology: Why the Superorganic Concept Serves the Human Sciences Badly"

...explains why this idea needs to go into the dustbin of history.