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Simran Gill » Blog Archive » Book Review: Selfish Gene
Jan
06
2009

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selfishgene1Selfish Gene allowed me to straighten out some of my preconceptions – and there aren’t too many books I’ve come across that can make that happen.

Dawkins is exceptionally rational, and calmly convincing in his arguments (a great variance in tone from his later work  The God Delusion). I particularly enjoyed his exploration of Game theory – with “evolutionarily stable strategies” analogous to “Nash Equilibriums”. It will change the way I look at interactions between organisms (including people) for months to come.

The book is not hard to follow, regardless of your background. I would recommend this to anybody with even a passing interest in biology.

Rating of 5.0 stars
Book rating: 5.0 of 5.0 stars

2 Responses to “Book Review: Selfish Gene”

  1. grace says:

    debated whether i should read this now that you have i will maybe i can borrow from you when i am in town next? let me know

  2. ms closets says:

    This may help explain the behavior of some of my American friends.

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