The Selfish Gene

This book should be read almost as though it were science fiction. It is designed to appeal to the imagination. But it is not science fiction: it is science. Cliché or not, ‘stranger than fiction’ expresses often how the truth is felt. We are survival machines-robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes. As Richard Dawkins writes in his introduction: this is a truth, which still fills him with astonishment. Dawkins explains the arduous theory of evolution with great simplicity and expresses his ideas in a way that non-scientists can understand. In this book he also introduce the notion of meme, a self-replicating ‘cultural gene’, which leads to he concept of (human) cultural evolution versus natural evolution and the hope that humanity is more than just a mechanism for replicating DNA molecules.
from: Richard Dawkinsin detail XlnkS60A XlnkC18CE

Comments are closed.