The Extended Phenotype: The Gene as a Unit of Selection

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People commonly view evolution as a process of competition between individuals--known as "survival of the fittest"--with the individual representing the "unit of selection." Richard Dawkins offers a controversial reinterpretation of that idea in The Extended Phenotype, now being reissued to coincide with the publication of the second edition of his highly-acclaimed The Selfish Gene. He proposes that we look at evolution as a battle between genes instead of between whole organisms. We can then view changes in phenotypes--the ...

The Extended Phenotype: The Gene as a Unit of Selection 1984, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780198576099

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