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British evolutionary biologist and author. Emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford. Popularized the gene-centred view of evolution in his book "The Selfish Gene" and coined the term "meme".
English naturalist, geologist, and biologist. Known for his contributions to evolutionary biology and the proposition that all species of life have descended from a common ancestor. Introduced the scientific theory of natural selection.
American researcher in psychology known for his book "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind". Dedicated to the problem of consciousness and its various disciplines.
Matthew White Ridley, 5th Viscount Ridley, (born 7 February 1958) is a British journalist and businessman. He is best known for his writings on science, the environment, and economics. He has written several science books, including The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature (1994), Genome (1999), The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (2010) and The Evolution of Everything: How Ideas Emerge (2015). He publishes a blog and has been a regular contributor to The Times newspaper. Ridley is a libertarian, and a staunch supporter of Brexit. He has been a Conservative hereditary peer since 2013, with a seat in the House of Lords.Ridley was chairman of the UK bank Northern Rock from 2004 to 2007, during which period it experienced the first run on a British bank in 130 years. He resigned, and the bank was bailed out by the UK government; this led to the nationalisation of Northern Rock.
Better ways of thinking, feeling, and acting—around problems of meaning and meaninglessness; self and society; ethics, purpose, and value.
Psychology, evolution, science, etc. Author of "The Ape That Understood the Universe" (2018) and "Darwin, God and the Meaning of Life" (2010).