Social Sciences

The Science Of Memes

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Most people know memes as digital images overlaid with funny text. However, memes are way older than the internet—even the term itself predates the internet by decades. LOLcats notwithstanding, memes were and are essential to human evolution. Find out how in the video below.

The Science Of Dank Memes

There's way more science behind them than you'd think.

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How Evolution Creates Information

Memes are essential to human evolution. Discover a little known fact about the scientific principle.

Natural Selection Explained By Richard Dawkins

Hear the principle laid out by the man who coined "meme."

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