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Reading some of the other reviews of the book, it seems to strike many readers as difficult reading. His critics frequently argue that The Selfish Gene doesn’t operate in a vacuum, but must deal within some kind of environment, from an individual cell to global scenarios.


Overall, a very good book, but unless you wish to get into the knitty-gritty of many different theories some very pertinent and some a bit lessyou might be best off reading the last few chapters. We comprehend because Dawkins does such an outstanding job in presenting its mechanics. Dawkins beyond succeeds in pursuing the task implied by the title of the book and the topic of his first best seller: The main premise of this book is that: If any defense of this book is needed, Dennett is a peerless champion for the task.

But I’m glad I stuck with it, because it gives more depth and perspective on the ideas in the more populist books. Despite of this the whole reading experience is very satisfying.

The rabbit runs faster than the fox, because the rabbit is running for his life while the fox dawkine only running for his dinner. Acclaimed to be Dawkins’s most original and intuitive work, I had no reservations putting my concentration to the test, trusting that the rewards would match those which I had received from The Selfish Gene.


Instead, at each locus, the alleles that are best able to propagate themselves via their modifications of the richagd phenotype, given their fellow genes, will be selected for. Although he delivers his narration as if sitting with you in a quiet study, you may still need to review his words more dadkins o The essentials of life’s story: Will retry the latter half of the book in the future!

This sequel, aimed at other biologists, developed his new idea of the extended phenotype. Lists with This Book. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Whilst this is very well done, it shows the age of the book.

The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene

The sequel to Dawkin’s The Selfish Gene. Aug 09, Psykeactiv1 rated it really liked it. Your two perspectives can be shifted between without many problems at all.

Quotes from The Extended Phen Richar 07, Bob Anderson rated it it was amazing. Dawkins develops this idea by pointing to the effect that a gene may have on an organism’s environment through that organism’s behaviour.

The book promotes concepts called replicators genes, DNA and vehicles organisms, groups, species Return to Book Page.

A gene can influence the structure of the containing organism, and this surely is a phenotype, but Dawkins gradually pushes this further: This idea appeals to me for several reasons: View all 3 comments. Unfortunately, while at times I was greatly entertained, I did not realize how apt it was on page one for Dawkins to call a layman a “spectator” in this grand novel of digressions and counter-arguments.


Genes exert a phenotypic effect, but this isn’t limited to the physical body of the organism; genes also affects behavior. Of course, this new approach revolves around the ide In The Extended PhenotypeRichard Dawkins proposes that the expression of a gene is not limited simply to the organism’s physical appearance or phenotype, that is the direct synthesis of proteins, or to the organism’s behaviour, but also includes the impact of the phenotype and the behaviour on the organism’s environment.

It explains how the peacock got it’s tail and the interesting train of between being desirable as a mate and being able to survive. Dawkins suggests that there are three forms of extended phenotype.

The Extended Phenotype – Wikipedia

I’m also glad I had to wait for that long, because I’m not sure my younger self would have been able to appreciate the book fully, even if I’d understood it. My Life in Science Science in the Soul: Genetic determinism, group selection, green beards etc. Gould Beyond Belief Richard Dawkins: Mar 24, People say my name should be Jeff rated it really liked it.