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Why are there miles and miles of "unused" DNA within each of our bodies? Why should a bee give up its own chance to reproduce to help raise her sisters and brothers? With a prophet's clarity, Dawkins told us the answers from the perspective of molecules competing for limited space and resources to produce more of their own kind. Drawing fascinating examples from every field of biology, he paved the way for a serious re-evaluation of evolution. He also introduced the concept of self-reproducing ideas, or memes, which (seemingly) use humans exclusively for their propagation. If we are puppets, he says, at least we can try to understand our strings. --Rob Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Have you ever been cornered in a crowded party by a loud, obnoxious drunk? Perhaps you're in a small circle where others are hanging on the drunk's every word, but you're just... Read morePublished 12 hours ago by Eros Faust
Great Read from a brilliant man. It's really a shame that there is so much resistance to the Science. Read morePublished 1 day ago by J. Pfander
This is the bloated version, with updates read by the author. 16 hours of audible content. I listened to it on a two-day road trip. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Am4zon3r
Certainly a classic, which seems to remain relevant in spite of being written some decades ago. My only issue is that philosophically it seems somewhat "Deterministic". Read morePublished 9 days ago by John Vincent
A book that goes without introduction and one of my favorite reads.Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
Life altering view into the world of evolution and how genes that do not seem advantageous can evolve.Published 20 days ago by raacal
Great book that has become a classic for me. I read it every few years and still love it.Published 20 days ago by Michael G
I didn't have the most positive opinion of Richard Dawkins until I read this book. Very clear writer on deep subjects with great depth of insight and understanding.Published 25 days ago by Elie Wayne