Thursday, July 17, 2008

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

Dawkins' book first published in 1982 can be considered as a sequel to The Selfish Gene. A more detailed looking to evolution and genes. Also according to the Dawkins this one is his best book.

Dawkins argues that the only thing that genes control directly is the synthesis of proteins. He points to the arbitrariness of restricting the idea of the phenotype to apply only to the phenotypic expression of an organism's genes in its own body.

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