Dominant Species: Thoughts on the Evolution of Ideas and the Minds in which They Live
by R. P. Pendleton
This book examines the most important aspect of evolution for us--cultural evolution, the natural selection of ideas. Religions, scientific theories, and concepts of all sorts live or die depending on how they affect the people who believe them. Darwinian insights help explain how ideas survive, spread, and influence minds and behavior.
2nd Edition, Revised 2017.