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The Selfish Gene

Richard Dawkins

Find this book at buch7.de | eurobuch.com | buchhandel.de | books.google.com ASIN=0192860925, Category: Science, Language: E, cover: PB, pages: 352, year: 1990.

Quote from the cover notes: "The world of the selfish gene is one of savage competition, ruthless exploitation, and deceit. Dawkins shows that the selfish gene is also a subtle gene. And he holds out the hope that our species -alone on earth- has the power to rebel against the designs of the selfish gene. This book is a call to arms. It is both manual and manifesto, and it grips like a thriller."

Quote from the endnotes of chapter 11: "We, that is our brains, are separate and independent enough from our genes to rebel against them. As already noted, we do so in a small way every time we use contraception. There is no reason why we should not rebel in a large way, too."

"Money is a formal token of delayed reciprocal altruism."