Here's why polling memes are the best memes

Here's why polling memes are the best memes

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Polling memes are great.

Don’t believe me? There is cultural theory to back it up. Wait, where are you going…

Seriously though, as Richard Dawkins, the evolutionary biologist and ethologist who coined the word “meme” said, “memes are to culture what genes are to life. Just as biological evolution is driven by survival of the fittest genes in the gene pool, cultural evolution may be driven out by the most successful memes.” 

In his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, Dawkins theorizes that cultural evolution is a lot like natural selection: much like human genes, a meme is a concept that spreads from person to person and adapts over time, always changing. Like with DNA, a random mutation, such as adding your own take on a meme, can change the course of its evolution.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Here's why polling memes are the best memes

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