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Perhaps ideas have us. After all, ideas do appear to have a life of their own.

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Many biologists have already come to the opinion that our genes are selfish entities, tricking us into helping them to reproduce. Is it the same with our ideas? Jonnie Hughes, a science writer and documentary filmmaker, investigates the evolution of ideas in order to find out. Adopting the role of a cultural Charles Darwin, Hughes heads off, with his brother in tow, across the Midwest to observe firsthand the natural history of ideas--the patterns of their variation, inheritance, and selection in the cultural landscape.


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In place of Darwin's oceanic islands, Hughes visits the "mind islands" of Native American tribes. Instead of finches, Hughes searches for signs of natural selection among the tepees. Subject Term:.

On the Origin of Tepees: The Evolution of Ideas (and Ourselves) by Jonnie Hughes

Social evolution. Tipis -- History. Tipis -- Social aspects. Indians of North America -- Dwellings.

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Perpustakaan Kuala Lumpur. Summary Why do some ideas spread, while others die off? Publisher's Weekly Review Hughes, an award-winning science writer and documentary maker, explores how big ideas begin, evolve, and converge-and whether culture, like biology, follows any Darwinian dictates of natural selection-in this detective story-cum-road trip memoir.

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MAIN IDEA: The main idea here is to analyze evolution of memes in noosphere as self-directed actors similar to genes using for illustration variations of teepees design in Indian tribes. In other words behavior trial and error. For these creatures the survival occurs not at the level of individual, carrying behavior pattern of models of the world, but at the level of memes that represent such patterns and models. Share this: Twitter Facebook.

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