Etymology: From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Dawkins Richard Dawkins.
- Relating to the "selfish gene" view on evolution as proposed by Richard Dawkins.
- Robin Attfield, Creation, Evolution and Meaning (2006) p. 145:
- :The suggestion that Rolston diverges from Darwinism could also be directed at Ward when he seeks to supplement , gene-machine-like, accounts of evolution by reference to a guiding purpose.
- John Dupré, Humans and Other Animals (2002) p. 162:
- :It is not entirely clear how much the perspective has to do with the issues of present concern.
- Werner Callebaut, Taking the Naturalistic Turn, Or How Real Philosophy of Science Is Done (1993) p. 162:
- :In two papers, I argued that differential selection ought to favor more nearly decomposable or more quasi-independent phenotypes, so that the evolution of or selection for quasi-independence paradoxically meant that if a Williamsian or genic selectionist picture is true, it is true because selection at higher levels produced it!
- Tony Solomonides, Les Levidow, Compulsive Technology: Computers as Culture (1985) p. 42:
- :In an essay entitled 'Selfish Genes and Social Darwinism' (1983, p.366) she argues that 'sociobiological thinking, especially in its form, actually reinforces Social Darwinism, both by its language and by some of its substance'.''
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