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Selfish Genes

Richard Dawkins, Edward O. Wilson, and the Consensus of the Many

David Sloan Wilson | Posted 08.11.2012 | Science
David Sloan Wilson

Curiously, while the many have spoken against Wilson's outdated views about kin selection, they remain largely silent on Dawkins' outdated views about group selection. I will therefore list points made by Dawkins in his review that have been rejected by the many long ago.

Selfless Genes: A New Revolution in Biology

Jonathan Gottschall | Posted 06.02.2012 | Science
Jonathan Gottschall

Darwin and E.O. Wilson agree: no matter the species, if you have intense and sustained group-level conflict, selfless genes beat selfish genes; they beat them bloody; they beat them every single time.

Finding Health in the Theme of Memes

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Unlike genes, over which we do not have true mastery and are unlikely to any time soon, memes are of our own devising. We have the means to make them do what we want.

The Selfish Gene Part 2

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

In the past few days, Clinton supporters of various stripes have refused to donate to the Obama campaign (while they whine about Obama supporters not wanting to help retire the Clinton debt).