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Annoying spelling errors
I just bought the book from Google Play and the spelling (OCR?) errors are too numerous to ignore. Considering that the ebooks cost just as much as a paperback I would expect a similar level of editorial competence.

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its a fab book!!!!

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Must read for everyone. This book still remains the single most influential book in my life.

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Dawkins has an Idiot Gene

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It changes the way you look at individuals. It allows you to make accurate predictions on the basis that individuals are temporary vessels that the genes have learned to build.
Since it's (in most
cases) in the best interest of the selfish gene to cooperate with other genes in the same vessel, it will. And since it has ways of predicting when other copies of themselves might be found in other vessels, their selfish interest will make the individuals behave altruistically.
Thus, altruism can be achieved by two means:
1) When the other individual has a good portion of my genes.
2) When the other individual is likely to repay the favor.
The second case leads to symbiosis.
 

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Quite a new perspective on how genes control our instincts and habbits. Extending the theory of darwin and giving an explanation of things earlier were less understood..

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I have never read anything that explains evolution more thoroughly and more accessibly than this book.

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Ok but everything in this book is mental speculation. Every machine in the material world has an operator, just becuase Dawkins lacks knowledge about the material world does not mean that an operator does not exist. We have to understand that we have imperfect senses,e.g. go to a room and turn the lights of and you cannot even see your own hands. With these imperfect senses seeing God is impossible therefore the scriptures say that we need sprituel eyes to see God, And to get sprituel eyes is by chnating; Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare--Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
A book that proves the existence of God, pocket book costs aroun 2 dollars is called Life Comes from Life by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
ALSO The real meaning of life , the absolute truth can be found in The Bhagavad Gita as it is by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Read the books I mentioned and judge by yourself
 

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Excellent book on evolution , truly trendsetting

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Still Dawkins magnum opus as far as I'm concerned. It looks at one of the most interesting questions of evolution- morality- and does a great job answering it. Read full review

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