Relevant notes and citations provided to TED by Susan Blackmore.
Get a more in-depth look at cultural evolution and its impact on memes.
Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene, Oxford University Press, 2006
Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species, Dover Publications, 2006
Daniel Dennett, Darwin's Dangerous Idea, Simon & Schuster, 1996
Explore the history of memes.
Charles Pasternak (Editor), What Makes Us Human?, Oneworld Publications, 2007
Peter Ward's TED Talk offers a new take on mass extinction.
Watch Louise Leakey's TED Talk on human origins.