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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (598 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Brodie Narrator: Richard Brodie Publisher: Hay House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Correen | 1/5/2014

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

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