The Selfish Gene Turns 40

(Guardian Science) – Adam Rutherford:

It is a shame that Richard Dawkins is now perhaps better known for his irritable contempt for religion, since his true legacy is The Selfish Gene and its profound effect on multiple generations of scientists and lay readers. In a sense, The Selfish Gene and Dawkins himself are bridges, both intellectually and chronologically, between the titans of mid-century biology and our era of the genome, in which the interrogation of DNA dominates the study of evolution. …

theguardian 2016/may/29 selfish-gene

Richard Dawkins: The Selfish Gene


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