Essays Tagged: "Richard Dawkins"

Essay on Thought Contagion. Explains Thought Contagion and examples of how MEMES effect the mind. Teacher of class was very impressed.

e more formal concept given to the idea of "memes" (rhymes with 'deems'), coined and popularized by Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book The Selfish GeneK. Dawkins' original examples included catchphrases ...

(14 pages) 171 1 4.9 May/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

The Evolution of Emotion, Urge and Behavior

e by the process of the naturalselection of theoretical units of idea called 'memes' was created by RichardDawkins (1976) and has much relevance to this topic. Of memes Dawkinswrites: 'I think a new k ...

(15 pages) 458 2 3.2 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Steven J. Gould

sinterpretations and distortions of his teachings in later works.Gould had a long-running feud with Richard Dawkins and other evolutionary biologists over sociobiology and its descendant evolutionary ... s actually praises Gould in evolutionary topics other than those of contention.Gould, together with Richard Lewontin in an influential 1979 paper, popularized the use of the architectural word "spandr ...

(4 pages) 86 0 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Intelligent Design in the Universe

larify what is meant by the term "design."How Can We Identify Designed Objects in the Natural World?Richard Dawkins, a British zoologist and one of the world's foremost apologists for classical Darwin ... lectromagnetic energy transmission also require that the universe be no more than three-dimensional.Richard Courant illustrates this felicitous meeting of natural laws with the example of sound and li ...

(42 pages) 186 0 4.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Selfish genes and selfish meme

re in depth the idea that humans may in fact not actually have a soul. By presenting the ideas that Richard Dawkins has illustrated in his book called "The Selfish Gene"(1976), I shall attempt to do t ...

(7 pages) 32 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


(3 pages) 2912 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

What is a human being?

all these vertebrates had a forelimb with a similar bone structure (305).Daniel Jacobs quotes from Richard Dawkins in his article about “The Illusion of Design” that Dawkins sates, “Ev ... so shows how biologists think that the evolutionary theory is the only way of how life was created. Richard Dawkins also clams that “…if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolut ...

(6 pages) 24 0 3.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Science Essays

Postmodernism Disrobed: Jean Baudrillard V.S. Stanley Fish

Further, unless those scholars made themselves understood, they provide very little practical value.Richard Dawkins, formerly Professor for Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, made a comment on ... to Recognize a Poem When You See One." Sokal and Jean Bricmont . "Richard Dawkins' review of Intellectual Impostures " Profile Books 1998. �PAGE � ʏ ...

(5 pages) 11 0 5.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Compare and contrast two beliefs about life after death. Assess which of these two views may provide a stronger philosophical basis for belief in life after death?

ing more then brain activity. Mind is not separate of body so when the body dies so does the brain. Richard Dawkins rejects any concepts of an immortal soul. There is no soul or consciousness as we ar ...

(6 pages) 4095 0 5.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Plato shows that belief in the soul can be justified.’ Discuss

esn't provide sufficient evidence for belief in the soul and how the materialistic view, as held by Richard Dawkins, and supported by the development of neuroscience (the study of the nervous system) ... ree with his belief in the dualist approach. I am in agreement with the materialist view as Held by Richard Dawkins, who assume that there is no part of a person that is non-physical. In the eyes of a ...

(6 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy