Cultural Evolution and Educational Inequalities
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This paper looks at the book "The Selfish Gene" by Richard Dawkins and the book "Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools" by Jonathan Kozol. It looks at how Dawkins' theory of the meme applies to the educational inequalities described by Kozol, and how cultural evolution could improve the situation.
From the Paper:"Richard Dawkins published "The Selfish Gene" and it has become a mainstay in the study of evolutionary theory, though it is controversial in nature. (Dawkins) Dawkins believes the driving force behind survival is the gene, not the gene which most people refer to today, but an even smaller structure. He believes the gene is smaller than the gene as most people refer to it, because it is known that genes may be quite long and also that they may become broken into pieces during genetic transfer. It..."
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