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Name: Karla Denisse Muñoz Guzmán ID A01335308 Group 302

Quiz 1.4 (to solve at home) DUE DATE: Tuesday the 4th of September

Instructions: Answer each of the following questions. Pleaseuse both sides of blank paper sheets or second-use paper (recycled paper is also blank paper, so please use both sides). If you use more than one sheet, please use a staple instead of a paperclip. Donot use red ink. I’ll take 5 points from your grade for each instruction that you don’t follow. HOMEWORK MUST BE TYPED. Copy-pasted information from classmates or internet/textbook sources will causethe invalidation of the grade.
This homework is individual.

Read Martin Bonfil’s blog “La Ciencia por Gusto: Memes” (the information on his blog is periodically published in Milenio Diario)http://lacienciaporgusto.blogspot.mx/2012/08/memes.html and answer each of the following questions:

1. Carry out a research about Richard Dawkins and write down a small biography of him. Do not usemore than 250 words.
2. Carry out some research and explain with your own words what a meme is. Do not use more than 100 words.
3. Go tohttp://www.arvindguptatoys.com/arvindgupta/selfishgene-dowkins.pdf
4. and read pages 189-201. Explain, with your own words, how is that cultural baggage compares with genes in science.
5. Give an example of a cultural meme that has been spreadingout until getting to you.
6. Write down all references you consulted (yes, you must include Bonfil’s and Dawkin’s). Use MLA format for this.

ANSWERS :
1. Richard Dawkins was born inNairobi, Kenya, in 1941, is a scientific intellectual, specializing in evolutionary biology. He won a Nobel-prize winning ethnologist Niko Tinbergen at Berkeley University of California. Dawkins is a verysuccessful writer. His first book, called “The Blind Watchmaker” was published in 1976,it was a huge success and has since been translated into 13 languages. He has won countless awards. He...
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