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3.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 5 3.13 (16 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Brodie Narrator: Richard Brodie Publisher: Hay House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN:
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Virus of the Mind is the first popular work devoted to the science of memetics, a controversial new field that transcends psychology, biology, anthropology, and cognitive science. Memetics is the science of memes, the invisible but very real DNA of human society. Here, the author carefully builds on the work of scientists Richard Dawkins, Douglas Hofstadter, Daniel Dennett, and others who have become fascinated with memes and their potential impact on our lives.

Mind viruses have already infected governments, educational systems, and inner cities, leading to some of the most pervasive and troublesome problems of society today: youth gangs, the welfare cycle, the deterioration of the public schools, and ever growing government bureaucracy. Richard Brodie weaves together science, ethics, and current events as he raises these and other very disturbing issues relating to memes. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/14/2014

    " An excellent, easy to read introduction to the science of memes. How words, ideas and beliefs are transmitted, why they ascend to dominance or decline into obscurity, and how they ultimately are woven into the very fabric of society and of ourselves. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 1/14/2014

    " Iliked the first part..but then what he was writing becamse what he was critizing...for those into mind gymnastics.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele Harrod | 1/7/2014

    " A great read, and certainly makes you think about where your own 'ideas' and beliefs actually come from - who planted those, and do they really serve you? It's made me have a really good close look at the basics like, why do I eat this, why do I live life according to this particular routine? Has given me great license to "de-bug"!! And I'm with them on the TV - greatest virus spreader of all time. Certainly worth reading if you have kids, so you can be more aware of how and where their influences can creep in. Now of course, everything I have said here is just a meme, so over to you to decide whether or not you let it infect you! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Correen | 1/5/2014

    " Parts of the book were useful but as the book progressed, it seemed to ravel a bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 12/26/2013

    " Very interesting stuff. I beleive that we do have programmed beleifs that really affect the way we think and react. This was also an easy read which makes it very easy to understand. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bert Hopkins | 12/19/2013

    " Very disappointed by the book. I wish I had gotten more from the book but it was not for lack of trying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy Bardot | 11/28/2013

    " This seemed to drag on a bit and presented ideas and thoughts that, to me, appeared obvious. I guess if you are not accustomed to questioning most everything that is presented to you, it may be more eye-opening. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelledenisenorton | 7/27/2013

    " On the simplistic meets academic side for style but some very good points. Quick, important read w/ some irritating habits. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Irene | 5/7/2013

    " Everything manulative trick he warns readers to look out for and resist is exactly the tricks he uses to convince the reader to accept and promote his odd-ball theory. And, simply because I resist the truth of his claims, that in of itself proves that his theory must be true according to him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick Arkesteyn | 5/2/2013

    " This is a great book. You really need to know that this along with other evolutionary psychology will shatter any belief system you may have. It was a great read though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 MBG | 3/24/2013

    " I can has mind hijack? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yuta Tamberg | 11/1/2012

    " Persuasive, as any good virus should be. Good reading, if a bit too popular for my taste. I also liked the list of further reading - many familiar and well loved authors in it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 8/16/2011

    " Facinating explanation of mematic behavior. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Frode | 3/15/2011

    " It was a plus and minus book for me. The author seems to be an evolutionary atheist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 6/4/2010

    " Not bad, as far as non-fiction goes. I wasn't completely entranced by it, but it was better than watching TV "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Farhan | 1/4/2010

    " certainly better than a self-help book. Brodie provides you with easy-to-remember tools to take care of yourself in a rapidly-evolving-into-nothing-in-particular-world. Memetics in itself is indeed a mind virus to be spread. "

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