Selection at several levels (New Scientist).

Not a good title (I know, probably not decided by the author), but overall a good piece on selection at multiple levels.

The selfless gene: Rethinking Dawkins’s doctrine

1 comment to Selection at several levels (New Scientist).

  • Blake Stacey

    Ugh. That title is miserable at several levels. (Maybe they got a physicist to write it.) Why is the gene-centred view of evolution a “doctrine”? Why ascribe it to Dawkins, instead of Hamilton, Williams, Fisher? And if we’re moving beyond the gene-centred view, why does the headline focus on genes, anyway?

    Fittingly enough, the knowledge of the headline writer seems restricted to book titles.


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