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The Selfish Gene

Richard Dawkins

A thought-provoking, information science book about natural selection. The author argues a common misunderstanding that natural selection is not applied at levels of species or groups but levels of organisms and, ultimately, genes. While the orthodox revolution theory tells us that organisms using genes as a functional tool to build our bodies, Dawkins argues that genes are at the core of the evolution that they rise on our bodies as their vehicles to maximize their existence in the gene pool.

Without a solid background on zoology, I made it till the end, so I think the book is understandable for any curious person though some parts are unavoidably tricky and confusing. I have no intention to remember all details or dig deep into the gene matter. With that attitude, I feel like I have learned something significant, and many examples, explanations in the book help me to make better sense of the world.

This is certainly a book I will re-read in the future since I feel like I have just read through the surface of the book.

Summer 2020

March 26, 2020 at 3:00:00 PM




The Selfish Gene
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