1992 in science

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The year 1992 in science and technology involved many significant events, some listed below.




  • May 21 – Saola first identified in the Vũ Quang rainforest reserve of northern Vietnam. This member of the bovini tribe is the first large mammal new to science anywhere in the world for more than fifty years and it will take another two decades before live specimens are recorded.[3]
  • British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins delivers the 1992 Voltaire Lecture, "Viruses of the Mind", describing religion and the belief in god as a parasitic memetic virus that infects human minds[4]

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  1. ^ Dunbar, R. I. M. (June 1992). "Neocortex size as a constraint on group size in primates". Journal of Human Evolution. 22 (6): 469–493. doi:10.1016/0047-2484(92)90081-J.
  2. ^ Wolszczan, A.; Frail, D. A. (1992). "A planetary system around the millisecond pulsar PSR1257+12". Nature. 355 (6356): 145–7. Bibcode:1992Natur.355..145W. doi:10.1038/355145a0. S2CID 4260368.
  3. ^ Dung, Vu Van; Giao, Pham Mong; Chinh, Nguyen Ngoc; Tuoc, Do; Arctander, Peter; MacKinnon, John (1993). "A new species of living bovid from Vietnam". Nature. 363 (6428): 443. Bibcode:1993Natur.363..443V. doi:10.1038/363443a0. S2CID 4243603.
  4. ^ Dawkins, Richard (1992). Viruses of the Mind. 1992 Voltaire Lecture. London: British Humanist Association. Republished in 1993 in the book, Dennett and His Critics: Demystifying Mind.
  5. ^ Koblas, David (September 1992), "SOCKS", Proceedings of the Third USENIX UNIX Security Symposium, Baltimore, MD: USENIX Association
  6. ^ Crilly, Tony (2007). 50 Mathematical Ideas you really need to know. London: Quercus. p. 129. ISBN 978-1-84724-008-8.
  7. ^ Brugada, P.; Brugada, J. (November 1992). "Right bundle branch block, persistent ST segment elevation and sudden cardiac death: a distinct clinical and electrocardiographic syndrome. A multicenter report". Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 20 (6): 1391–6. doi:10.1016/0735-1097(92)90253-J. PMID 1309182.
  8. ^ "It's been 25 years since the first-ever text message and the kids are alright". ABC News. 2017-12-02.