'The Selfish Gene' by Richard Dawkins

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An important text in the history of sociobiology. Argues for the gene--as opposed to the individual or the species--as the unit upon which natural selection acts. Also introduces the concept of 'memetics' and coins the term. This boom is the first popular science novel in which morality is explained by natural selection. Dawkins' argument is often misunderstood as meaning that 'true' altruism does not exist.
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2012-06-03 08:07:29 UTC
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