- Cells and simple organisms: including viruses, single-celled organisms, and member cells of multicellular organisms
- Multicellular organisms: including plants, animals, and humans, as well as the individual organs of an animal
- Multiorganism societies and ideas: including wolf packs, ant colonies, and human cultures, groups, concepts and memes
Kultos can also be divided into:
- Persistent - reproduce in situ: organs, societies, ideas
- Origent - has a moment of origin or birth: cells, animals
Do societies evolve?
There is some debate whether #3 - societies and ideas - actually evolves. Take human societies: do they evolve? Certainly there is a competition for survival with other societies. Societies feel hunger - their food is the minds of humans. Some societies may offer more attractive ideas than others. Those ideas must also ensure the health of the humans that embrace it - otherwise, the idea will not be propagated. A human society propagates through the continued adherence of its human members, and it expands when its ideas are spread to new members.