The Selfish Gene

the selfish gene - 30th anniversary edition
The Selfish Gene, 30th Anniversary Edition
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: September 7, 2006
Number of pages: 512
ISBN-10: 0195172493
ISBN-13: 978-0195172492
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 13 Mb

Description:Inheriting the mantle of revolutionary biologist from Darwin, Watson, and Crick, Richard Dawkins forced an enormous change in the way we see ourselves and the world with the publication of The Selfish Gene. Suppose, instead of thinking about organisms using genes to reproduce themselves, as we had since Mendel’s work was rediscovered, we turn it around and imagine that “our” genes build and maintain us in order to make more genes. That simple reversal seems to answer many puzzlers which had stumped scientists for years, and we haven’t thought of evolution in the same way since.


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