Selfish Gene

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Memeticist - History of The Term
... In his book The Selfish Gene (1976), the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins used the term meme to describe a unit of human cultural transmission analogous ... was coined as analogous to "geneticist" originally in The Selfish Gene ... by analogy with 'genetics.'" Dawkins' The Selfish Gene has been a factor in drawing in people of disparate intellectual backgrounds ...
Dawkin - Work - Evolutionary Biology
... Further information Gene-centred view of evolution In his scientific works, Dawkins is best known for his popularisation of the gene as the principal unit of selection in ... described by Gould and Lewontin) and about selection at levels "above" that of the gene ... Hamilton had used the gene-centred view to explain altruism in terms of inclusive fitness and kin selection—that individuals behave altruistically toward their close relatives, who ...
The Selfish Gene
... The Selfish Gene is a book on evolution by Richard Dawkins, published in 1976 ... Dawkins coined the term "selfish gene" as a way of expressing the gene-centred view of evolution as opposed to the views focused on the organism and the group, popularizing ideas ... From the gene-centred view follows that the more two individuals are genetically related, the more sense (at the level of the genes) it makes for them to behave ...

Famous quotes containing the word selfish:

    It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes. It may even lie on the surface; but we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions—especially selfish ones.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn (b. 1918)