(The Selfish Gene) [New] è Richard Dawkins

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  • The Selfish Gene
  • Richard Dawkins
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  • 19 August 2020
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Free read ☆ The Selfish Gene 102 The Selfish Gene 30th Anniversary Edition with a new Introduction by the AuthorInheriting the mantle of revolutionary biologist from Darwin Watson and Crick Richard Dawkins forced an enormous change in the way we see ourselves and the world with the publication of The Selfish Gene Suppose instead of thinking about organisms using genes to reproduce themselves as we had since Mendel's work was rediscovered we turn it around and. Didactic patronizing condescending and arguably neo intellectual twaddle I do not believe in a God certainly not any God that s been conceived by man but I also believe Richard Dawkins is a self satisfied thought Nazi who is as fundamental in his view of religion as any right wing minister Fundamentalists of all faiths scare me and atheism is just as much a faith as any religion The existence or non existence of a God cannot be proven nor can the existence or non existence of a soul and faith is an abstract experience with implications that are fundamentally unresponsive to study As such pursuits like Dawkins often boil down to one type of faith in reason vs another type of faith in a God Many people love Dawkins He is certainly intelligent and writes as such but he lacks wisdom and imagination To me that s the flaw in all of his work from The Selfish Gene to The God Delusion The idea that one human being can know enough about the nature of the universe to make the sweeping declarations Dawkins makes is preposterous to me and no credible than the sweeping declarations of Jerry Falwell or Pat RobertsonNC

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Free read ☆ The Selfish Gene 102 Rom the perspective of molecules competing for limited space and resources to produce of their own kind Drawing fascinating examples from every field of biology he paved the way for a serious re evaluation of evolution He also introduced the concept of self reproducing ideas or memes which seemingly use humans exclusively for their propagation If we are puppets he says at least we can try to understand our strings Rob Lightner. Richard Dawkin s 1976 classic game changer The Selfish Gene contains information I still didn t know almost 40 years later His basic idea is that the essential unit of life is the gene our bodies are just big fleshy protection robots for the gene Dawkins says I m a tool Right High fiveAnd you might be like Okay so who cares What difference does that make right Well first of all I m gonna go have some pie because fuck you genes you re not the boss of me Woohoo Other than that no no difference carry on It makes a difference to scientists because when you look at it this way all kinds of behaviors make sense or make sense in a different way Dawkins particular focus is on behaviors we call altruistic like when an antelope warns his herd about an approaching lion Dawkins would like to go through every altruistic behavior he can think of which is a lot and show you why it s actually not at all altruistic The antelope is an easy one he warns the herd by jumping up and down which doubles as a sign to the lion that he is super bouncy and the lion should go chase someone less bouncySo no big surprise to those of us who know Dawkins in his latest incarnation as The World s Dickishest Atheist Dawkins does a lot of party pooping in this book Did you think you were a nice guy You are not Your genes command you to behave nicely on occasion because in the end it will benefit you See the Prisoner s Dilemma also game theory Or read this book which will explain both to you which is annoying to religious people but also annoying to those of us who are atheists but don t feel the need to yell about it all the timeBut Dawkins is also just a tremendously engaging writer He s wildly good at explaining technical concepts clearly to lay idiots like me And he s funny This book is fun to read And it s chock full of the kind of fascinating tidbits that make you turn to your spouse and say Holy moley did you know saddleback birds on an island in New Zealand make up new songs that then spread through the population like a Pharrell Williams single until everyone s singing them And she s like Sounds boring I m reading Jezebel did you know Justin Bieber was racist when he was fourteen and then the two of you look at each other like who even are you And your genes are like who cares you two should make out

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Free read ☆ The Selfish Gene 102 Imagine that our genes build and maintain us in order to make genes That simple reversal seems to answer many puzzlers which had stumped scientists for years and we haven't thought of evolution in the same way sinceWhy are there miles and miles of unused DNA within each of our bodies Why should a bee give up its own chance to reproduce to help raise her sisters and brothers With a prophet's clarity Dawkins told us the answers f. Although I consider myself a Jesus loving god fearing creationist I simply LOVE reading about evolution I m not sure what it is but I find the whole concept when explained by a lucid and accessible author fascinating And Dawkins is nothing if not lucid and accessible He presents the topic and various uestions and scientific controversies in a way that anybody with a willingness to pay attention can follow it Some of the chapters were a bit of a slog as Dawkins has to resort to scary scary math and numbers to prove some of his points and set up for even mindblowing stuff in future chapters But most of the time this book is chock full of insanely interesting examples and user friendly analogies Dawkins sure knows his way around language too One of my favorite lines is Sex that bizarre perversion of straightforward replicationOn the science of it all as I said I m a creationist but I like to read up on the other side and at least understand if not appreciate what their take on the matter is And to read Dawkins is to realize yes this does sound like a very solid theory My one stumbling block to getting onto the evolution train one hundred percent is time Perhaps my comprehension of just how long hundred million years is is faulty but I just can t wrap my mind around how all of these ACCIDENTAL mutations with no conscious will on the part of the group individual or gene itself could possibly result in the complexity of life as we see it now There is an adage that if you gave an infinite number of monkeys an infinite number of typewriters and an infinite amount of time they would eventually produce the complete works of Shakespeare To believe evolution is to believe that you now have a FINITE amount of monkeys and a FINITE amount of time and yet they STILL manage to produce the complete works of Shakespeare and they do it OVER AND OVER AND OVER again Just doesn t seem plausible But perhaps further reading will sway me at a later dateEDIT 6315I can t believe this review is still getting attention after all this time And I love the thread that has developed in the comments I should let you all know though that as of 2008 I have been living on the side of reason and rationality I became an atheist after a LOT of reading and contemplating of the Bible the link to my de conversion story is down in the comments as well I try these days to as much as possible follow the evidence wherever it leads Additionally Dawkins The Ancestor s Tale was one of THE most beautiful books I ve ever read Check out my review if you re interested Le Cycle de Cyann T3 - 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