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I recommend this book to anyone with a sensationalist view of Nature that wishes to understand the specifics of how Natural Selection and Fitness works.

Feb 28, Svetlana rated it it was amazing. It’s a facinating extendudo.

Jan 28, Ming rated it liked it. For those who aren’t familiar with evolutionary theory there’s a glossary in the back to aid reading, but even with a good foundation in evolutionary theory it was a difficult read. This sawkins was last edited on 8 Decemberat An animal’s behavior tends to maximize the survival of the genes ‘for’ that behavior, whether or not those genes happen dawjins be in the body of the particular animal performing it.

Editions of The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene by Richard Dawkins

The Long Reach of the Gene. Dawkins writes in such a way that bees and termites seem extendldo be specialized cells that operate outside of the body. After publication of The Selfish Gene led to a richwrd of fatuous criticism, Extended Phenotype comes in response with more detail of how the gene manifests itself in the organism and its environment.

So well drilled that we consider something for which that question has no answer to be suspicious if not insidious.


Jul 16, Ian19 rated it it was amazing. Of course, this new approach revolves around the idea that the gene is the fundamental unit of life in the organism, and that natural selection does not dawiins on the organism, or the population, or even the species, but on the gene itself; a concept introduced in The Selfish Gene.

Here we have genes in one animal for the control of another animal. EP is aimed at professional biologists, but is readily accessible to a lay reader like mewho extendiso some background knowledge with patient attentiveness. Dawkins endlessly cites his previous works, which seems a bit biased when the reader is looking for additional and independent support for what Dawkins is putting forward.

The Making of a ScientistBlack Swan,page Dawkins is very clear with his lines of reasoning. Dawkins is terrific at scientific reasoning, and this was a good outing from richqrd, even by his standards. Part of Dawkins presentation here reiterates that there is no “why” to either the process of evolution nor its results.

The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene by Richard Dawkins

Yet, as thinking humans we’ve become trained to deal with that question nearly every context. The essentials of life’s story: Apr 17, Paul rated it really liked it.

The fitness of an “individual” then, would be defined as the reproductive success of an organisms active germ-line replicators. This book was written circa 35 years ago.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Biodiversity is more than a buzzword for ecologists. Your two perspectives can be shifted between without many problems at all. The last four chapters explain the long-reach-of-the-gene idea and argue that the phenotypical effects are not limited to one organism.


Thankfully because he summarizes his points at the end of each paragraph, extebdido if one is clueless to the specifics of what he’s staying, it’s still possible to extejdido away with a confident grasp on how Natural Selection and Adaptive Fitness works.

The first is the capacity of animals to modify their environment using architectural constructions. Mar 24, People say my name should be Jeff rated it really liked it. It is only now that I realize the publication of The Extended Phenotype TEP was ina mere three years after my favorite work of his The Selfish Ge “[The] ‘central theorem’ of the extended phenotype: It would be improved if Dawkins were less preoccupied with defending himself against his detractors, if he better separated his broad points from his technical detail, and if he made clearer distinctions between his criticisms of others and his own positions.

The second is manipulating other organisms.

The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene

In The Extended PhenotypeRichard Dawkins proposes that the expression of a gene is not limited simply to the organism’s physical appearance or phenotype, that is the direct synthesis of proteins, or to the organism’s behaviour, but also includes the impact of the phenotype and the behaviour on the organism’s environment. The chapters which are good are really, really good. The sequel to Dawkin’s The Selfish Gene.