Sun 22 Dec, 2013 05:57 pm
Dawkins' "selfish gene"... what's wrong with the concept?
Dawkins informs us that community developed out of selfishness. But a gene must be part of a community before selfishness can develop. Oops.
Selfishness is expressed through a community. We cannot be selfish to food, the dead, to individuals we don't know about, and to physical objects and obstacles.
Did you read the book, or just the title?
Perhaps I'm being a bit cynical... maybe he read the back cover as well
(In the foreword to the book's 30th-anniversary edition, Dawkins said he "can readily see that [the book's title] might give an inadequate impression of its contents" and in retrospect thinks he should have taken Tom Maschler's advice and called the book The Immortal Gene)
no, I like the metaphorical phrase.**** em if they cant understand the nuances of language
Well, you know what I always say farmer....
**** you, you ******* ****.
well you've just turned an innocuous thread on a book written by a british scientist into an NSFW thread.