From Gene To Meme

December 24, 2012 |  by

What does Darwin have to do with memes?

It’s a story spanning almost 150 years—from Darwin’s round-the-world journey on the HMS Beagle to the genius of Ronald Fisher (inventor of modern statistics) to Richard Dawkins’ coining of the “meme” in his 1976 bestseller The Selfish Gene.

For a brief overview, see the timeline.

Of course, it’s only one side of the story..


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