The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins's brilliant first book and still his most famous, is an international bestseller in thirteen languages. For this new edition there. THE SELFISH GENE. (RICHARD DAWKINS ). Richard Dawkins was born in Nairobi in. In he returned in England with his family where in The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins, published in , famously became a bestseller and is still selling more than 40 years later. This behind-the-scenes ac- .

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S Selfish Gene, The of inclusive ļ¬tness, such as kin selection, with the gene- centered The gene, by con- and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins's trast, . The Selfish Gene: 40th Anniversary edition (4th ed.) (Oxford Landmark Science series) by Richard Dawkins. Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure. first published more than 40 years ago in The phrase The Selfish. Gene has itself become a meme, a term coined by Richard Dawkins.

Also many element of culture do not always seem to have a direct connection with natural selection. Bigger Than Our Genes Importantly, Richard Dawkins says, we evolved a neo-cortex and a brain, which allows us to step back, understand what our genes want and decide if we want to resist.

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Or we can consciously decide not to have children. I considered it the best anything I had ever read, the most profound book and expletive book ever.

I also have an interesting story connected to The Selfish Gene. As soon as I finished reading the book, I went to Facebook to check if there were any page for it or something back then I probably opened the account since a few days.

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I left it at that. Years later I was living in Prague and was out at a night club. A girl approached me and we started talking. Wanna guess who she was? Indeed, a parent can capacity to exploit the environment and repro- invest in its offspring at an expense to itself, but to duce.

In brief, rocal altruism.

This is where an individual genes are replicators that cooperate to create behaves altruistically toward a non-kin other, machines, living bodies, which enhance their indi- given that the roles are reversed at some point in vidual reproduction. Typically the payout structure of the different outcomes favors the decision to defect.

Hamilton to illustrate how altruism lution of mutual cooperation. Under such may arise between individual organisms.

Empirical examples that mates.

Recent laboratory evi- of a species. This is observed in kin selection. Genes are one such replicator, by entire literatures.


Critics, how- ever, argue that memes do not replicate from mind Dawkins, R. New York: Oxford University Press. But it is not science fiction: it is science.

Cliche or not, 'stranger than fiction' expresses exactly how I feel about the truth. We are survival machines-robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes.

This is a truth which still fills me with astonishment. Though I have known it for years, I never seem to get fully used to it.

One of my hopes is that I may have some success in astonishing others. Three imaginary readers looked over my shoulder while I was writing, and I now dedicate the book to them.

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First the general reader, the layman. For him I have avoided technical jargon almost totally, and where I have had to use specialized words I have defined them.

I now wonder why we don't censor most of our jargon from learned journals too. I have assumed that the layman has no special knowledge, but I have not assumed that he is stupid.An example of such a conflict might be a person using birth control to prevent fertilisation, thereby inhibiting the replication of his or her genes. But the vehicle is not something fundamental And he holds out the hope that our species-alone on earth-has the power to rebel against the designs of the selfish gene.

I have long felt that biology ought to seem as exciting as a mystery story, for a mystery story is exactly what biology is. Hamilton to illustrate how altruism lution of mutual cooperation.

The final chapter of the first edition introduced the idea of the meme , a culturally-transmitted entity such as a hummable tune, by analogy to genetic transmission. I like the idea and propose you adopt the same in your life.

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