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March 04, 2006

Yes, genes can be selfish

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REFLECTION ON DAWKIN'S SELFISH GENE


The Times March 04, 2006

Centrepiece

Yes, genes can be selfish

Review by Prof. Steven Pinker
To mark the 30th anniversary of Richard Dawkins’s book, OUP is to issue a collection of essays about his work. Here, professor of psychology at Harvard University, wonders if Dawkins’s big idea has not gone far enough
The SELFISH GENE
by Richard Dawkins,
OUP £14.99, 384pp;

US television talk-show host Jay Leno, interviewing a passer-by: How do you think Mount Rushmore was formed?
Passerby: Erosion?
Leno: Well, how do you think the rain knew to not only pick four presidents — but four of our greatest presidents? How did the rain know to put the beard on Lincoln and not on Jefferson?
Passerby: Oh, just luck, I guess.
Read more here;

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,923-2066881,00.html

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