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Science  22 Dec 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5500, pp. 2207
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5500.2207b

The notion that Darwinian forces may drive the way organizations operate and how societies evolve has become a hot research area. Consider, for instance, the 1997 launch of an online journal on “memetics,” or how imitation shapes behavior, and a recent study suggesting that stepmothers are stingy with food (Science, 8 December, p. 1887). A modest but growing site called Evolutionary Theories in the Social Sciences*aims to bring this field together with book reviews, journal links, a forum, and conference updates. The site is run by a professor of management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

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