Amazing, life changing, paradigm shift,
This review is from: The Selfish Gene (Paperback)
The paradigm shift of this book's title will blow your mind.
Everyone knows about Richard Dawkins now, with his brilliantly original, elegant reasoning, and riveting articulacy.
This book is truly a must read. His stunning account of evolutionary logic inevitably provokes in the reader the astonishing epiphany captured by the title: it makes more sense to regard ourselves as our genes' mechanism of reproduction, rather than the other way round.
From the first exhilarating chapter in which he imagines the evolutionary survival of the first stable molecules - `the replicators' - the book is compelling throughout, as we encounter, first, elementary genetics, and then, progressively, the whole repertoire of evolutionary theory: kin selection, evolved altruism, sexual selection, parental investment, game theory, evolutionary stable strategies, group selection, generational competition.
This is Dawkins at his absolute magisterial best. (Remember this was written in 1976). It's a six-star book. No-one should fail to read it.