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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 […]