Biologist Richard Dawkins coined the phrase “the selfish gene” with his best-selling book of the same name. “Selfish”, however, was perhaps an unfortunate word choice because genes lack their own will and can actually drive altruistic behavior. I explain how ... FULL ARTICLE AT Scientific American
Biologist Richard Dawkins coined the phrase "the selfish gene" with his best-selling book of the same name. "Selfish," however, was an unfortunate word choice, because genes lack a will and can actually drive altruism. SA editor Eric Olson explains. FULL ARTICLE AT Scientific American
Why do studies reinforce stereotypes about the male versus female brain, when the truth is that we are not so very different? If you cut my head in half, out would spill sugar and spice and all things nice, obviously ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Observer
More than 100 prominent people from literature, the arts, science, academia, human rights and the law have signed a declaration urging newspaper and magazine publishers to embrace the royal charter system of press regulation. They join people who have been ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Guardian
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Clinton Richard Dawkins, FRS, FRSL (born 26 March 1941) is a British ethologist, evolutionary biologist and popular science author. He was formerly Professor for Public Understanding of Science at Oxford and was a fellow of New College, Oxford.
Dawkins came to prominence with his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, which popularised the gene-centred view of evolution and introduced the term meme. In 1982,... Full Article At Wikipedia.org