Morals, memes, and gerin oil

Ravichandran, Balaji
June 2006
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/3/2006, Vol. 332 Issue 7553, p1294
Academic Journal
The article presents and interview with Richard Dawkins, an ethologist and professor of public understanding of science and of zoology at Oxford University since 1995. Dawkins believes that his opposition to the influence of religion on society is an integral part of his job. He also thinks that doctors should reflect on the problems caused by disease from an evolutionary perspective. In his book "The Selfish Gene," published in 1976, he introduced the "meme" and created a new science called memetics. Memes are ideas represented as part of human culture in the brain. His latest book, "The God Delusion" will be out in 2006. It presents his arguments against God and religion from evolutionary evidence.


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