Heed E.O. Wilson’s Advice


You won't (yet) find a university with a memetics department. In fact the discipline is still so formative you'll be hard-pressed to find an adviser or committee who will validate your interest.

Be your own champion.

This does not mean strike out completely on your own, walkout of a scholarship or eschew mentors from established fields who remain skeptical of memetic theory. Lean in to such associations, they will teach you the ropes of academic disciplines and strengthen your intellectual rigor.

You may need to pursue studies outside of the recognized, hard sciences to find memetic subjects worthy of your interest, and you may receive criticism from your scientific contemporaries who have chosen well-worn paths. Do not hesitate to venture on the less-worn trails and apply the scientific method to previously ignored subjects.

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