Memes .. a real science?

June 27, 2016 omar 0

Memes are units of cultural inheritance, like genes. But they represent an evolutionary approach for understanding the mind, culture, and language. Richard Dawkins put his memes (memetics) theory in 1976, and it has been one of the unique ideas that tried to create a relationship between evolution and culture. It replicates traits throughout generations in a similar way to how genes replicate the inheritance of specific traits. In addition, memes are needed as a replicator which explains cultural inheritance via different methods to genes, such as  music, language, clothing, building methods. Therefore, ideas copy themselves at different rates, depending on […]

The evolutionary Puzzle of Suicide : When would you kill yourself?

June 24, 2016 Ramzi Alhakami 0

Evolutionary Puzzle of Suicide : when would you kill yourself? In our world, there is nothing worse than killing. And the most terrible thing is a man killing himself. Some might say enthusiastically: “why didn’t natural selection eliminate a lot of physical and psychological diseases that drive people to suicide? How do I believe that the aim of evolution is to survive and reproduce if a million of people around the world commit suicide, or if someone commits suicide every forty seconds?” [1]. But we do not have to formulate our question in this way before we know if there […]

Evil eye and Pseudosciences

June 18, 2016 Nawras Al-Nuaimi 0

The scientific reason behind the rejection of evil-eye as superstition, especially the belief that someone is  envying you, can be explained as a result of people’s submission to the effects of rumors without testing or questioning its validity . When someone is known for having an evil-eye, you might not compare or verify the number of times this person has really spoiled something while looking at it or praising it, against the number of times other people look at  or praise something  and then spoil it as a result. Collin A. Ross had patented his invention of a device which […]

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