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Here's why memes are so much more than just funny internet photos -- straight from the man who coined the term

Today, the word “meme” is typically used to describe a funny photo with text that gets passed around online. But Richard Dawkins coined the term years before the World Wide Web even existed.

Dawkins is a distinguished evolutionary biologist and writer. He┬áhas authored several books, the most recent being “Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science.”

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