The Selfish Gene

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Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken
VDM Publishing, Jun 18, 2010 - Education - 112 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Selfish Gene is a book on evolution by Richard Dawkins, published in 1976. It builds upon the principal theory of George C. Williams's first book Adaptation and Natural Selection. Dawkins coined the term selfish gene as a way of expressing the gene-centred view of evolution, which holds that evolution is best viewed as acting on genes and that selection at the level of organisms or populations almost never overrides selection based on genes. An organism is expected to evolve to maximize its inclusive fitness-the number of copies of its genes passed on globally (rather than by a particular individual). As a result, populations will tend towards an evolutionarily stable strategy.

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