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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Active Germ-Line Replicator

This is the continuation of my ongoing summation of Richard Dawkins' seminal work, The Extended Phenotype. I'm going to direct readers to the Triumvirate for the rest of my posts in this series.

What is a "gene"? Dawkins admits to using the term loosely. In this chapter he tries to nail down the term more precisely, in order to give a clearer, "gene's eye-view" of the replicator as the unit of selection. (Continue reading...)

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