Many readers have asked why my output on this weblog has slowed since 2017. The reason is – going back several years, in the Appendix of my 2016 Ph.D dissertation was a published book-chapter, in which I presented a scientific discovery:

Velikovsky, J. T. (2016). The HOLON/parton Theory of the Unit of Culture (or the Meme, and Narreme): In Science, Media, Entertainment and the Arts. In A. Connor & S. Marks (Eds.), Creative Technologies for Multidisciplinary Applications (pp. 208-246). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0016-2.ch009

And the content of that 2016 book-chapter was republished:

Velikovsky, J. T. (02020). Technology: Memes (Units of Culture). In M. A. Runco & S. R. Pritzker (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Creativity (3rd ed., pp. 585-604). San Diego, Calif.: Elsevier Science & Technology Books.

Velikovsky, J. T. (2019). The HOLON/parton Structure of the Meme, or The Unit of Culture. In D. B. A. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Simulation, and Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 795-811). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Velikovsky, J. T. (2018). The HOLON/parton Theory of the Unit of Culture (or the Meme, and Narreme): In Science, Media, Entertainment, and the Arts. In IRMA (Ed.), Technology Adoption and Social Issues: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 1590-1627). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Velikovsky, J. T. (2017). Chapter 405: The HOLON/parton Structure of the Meme, or, The Unit Of Culture. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition (pp. 4666-4678). New York: IGI Global.

So that the details, applications, and implications of the theory are explicit, since 2016 I have been expanding the scientific discovery (in the original 2016 chapter, and Ph.D) to full book length manuscript.* Any comments or feedback on these previously-published chapters, always most welcome! As Nobel Laureate, Sir J. C. Eccles noted in his excellent book, Facing Reality:

`Frequently before or during the course of publication the scientific results and ideas are presented verbally at some scientific meeting, where the author has the opportunity of defending himself against criticism or of further explaining his results. The next stage may be even more remarkable. You may find people not only quoting your paper, but also accepting it so that they base their own experiments upon it, or they may even write textbooks or monographs with the paper occupying a key role. This is the ultimate success.’ (Eccles 1970, p. 144)

J T Velikovsky

Evolutionary Culturologist


Eccles, J. C. (1970). Facing Reality: Philosophical adventures by a brain scientist. Springer-Verlag.


*5 times, over 5 years (2017-2021), as it happens.

More recent conference, seminar, &/or webinar papers on the (2016) scientific theory, and Evolutionary Culturology:

  1. AppEEL webinar #3 (March 2021) – Dean Keith Simonton, David Sloan Wilson, & JT Velikovsky

2. A 12-minute paper-presentation from the 2021 Cultural Evolution Society Conference: The HOLON/parton structure of Culture & Ev Cult (@ CES2021) – JT Velikovsky

3. A short paper given at The Club of Remy (November 2021): The Units & Levels of Language (re: `4 Theories of Language’) – Club of Remy – 11th Nov 02021


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