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Thanks. You said that well and brought out a couple of main sticking points in the discussion that follows. Glad to have you reading along.


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This points squarely to Dawkins’ idea and his book The Selfish Gene. It’s not that I disagree with Dawkins (although some scientists do with respect to the level at which selection occurs - see the 6th post about in "supporting literature" about S J Gould), it’s that the word “selfish” is a bit like “real.” Dawkins knows this of course, and he in no way intends the word to carry any intent with respect to genetic material. Yet somehow this meaning seems to have been carried through into what de Waal is calling “vaneer theory.”


I guess I am unclear on the indifference of Selfishness and Reality. I cannot create the connection in my head as to what this may mean :rant: :rant:. Can someone please clarify?



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