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" We are survival machines — robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes. "
The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe - Page 46
by Lynne McTaggart - 2009 - 304 pages
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One Child, Volume 80

John Apley, Christopher Ounsted - Medical - 1982 - 189 pages
...endorse the 'selfish gene' theory of evolution. Richard Dawkins ( 1976) states in The Selfish Gene: 'We are survival machines— robot vehicles blindly...programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes'. Though Bowlby is the last man one could ever accuse of aridity or inhumanity, there are ethical...
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God and the New Physics

Paul Davies - Science - 1984 - 255 pages
...universe. 5. What is life? Holism vs reductionism 'So God created man in his own image.' Genesis 1: 27 'We are survival machines — robot vehicles blindly...programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known to us as genes. ' Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene According to the theologian, life is the supreme...
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Origin and Evolution of the Universe: Evidence for Design?

Royal Society of Canada, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research - Science - 1987 - 297 pages
...as an ontological conclusion. The writings of Richard Dawkins show what happens when one does this. "We are survival machines - robot vehicles blindly...programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes . . . they are in you and me; they created us, body and mind; and their preservation is the ultimate...
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Ariadne's Thread: The Search for New Modes of Thinking

Mary E. Clark - History - 1989 - 584 pages
...and 'the morality of the gene', as though genes had foresight and the power to make moral choices: We are survival machines - robot vehicles blindly...programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes.12 This reductionist view, which relegates all the living world to manipulation by long strings...
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A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Alan L. Mackay - Science - 1991 - 312 pages
...the sublime and the beautiful. Parallels between Art and Science 1807, p 208 Richard Dawkins 194127 We are survival machines — robot vehicles blindly...programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes. This is a truth which still fills me with astonishment. Stevan Dedijer 191128 The fruitful pursuit...
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Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice

Drucilla Cornell, Michel Rosenfeld, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law - Law - 1992 - 409 pages
...instructions which determine the trajectory by which a species evolves. As Richard Dawkins put the matter, "We are survival machines — robot vehicles blindly...programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes."40 So convinced was Dawkins of the appropriateness of the computer metaphor to the evolutionary...
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Theoretical Perspectives on Sexual Difference

Deborah L. Rhode - Social Science - 1992 - 315 pages
...sociobiological perspective is offered in the service of quite a different project. As Richard Dawkins puts it, "We are survival machines — robot vehicles blindly...programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes."61 In that context, mother custody is preferred because the genetic bond between mother and...
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Secrets of Life, Secrets of Death: Essays on Language, Gender, and Science

Evelyn Fox Keller - Science - 1992 - 195 pages
...it is science. Cliche or not, "stranger than fiction" expresses exactly how I feel about the truth. We are survival machines— robot vehicles blindly...programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes. . . . They swarm in huge colonies, safe inside gigantic lumbering robots . . . they are in you...
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Final Solutions: Biology, Prejudice, and Genocide

Richard M. Lerner - Social Science - 1992 - 238 pages
...is only a gene's way of making another gene."6 Similarly, sociobiologist Dawkins sees humans as only "survival machines — robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes."7 According to Wilson, a human being therefore "does not live for itself"; his or her "primary...
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The Brighter Side Of Human Nature: Altruism And Empathy In Everyday Life

Alfie Kohn - Psychology - 2008 - 416 pages
...unreasonable,"18 it was on the basis of ethology rather than theology. When a sociobiologist described us as "survival machines — robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes,"19 this allegedly morally neutral vision is just as damning as any hellfire Sunday sermon. From...
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