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Refresh and try again. Nov 23, Frank rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a very informative but mentally exhausting book. Many people misunderstand the idea of wxtendido. Biology portal Evolutionary biology portal Books portal.

The essentials of life’s story: Things can get pretty technical and minute, and perhaps overly defensive with all the rebuttals of other authors that sure makes it tempting to just skip a few paragraphs or even pages just to get to the summary of the idea he’s trying to get across I have waited to read this book for almost six years, and I must say, it didn’t disappoint. These behavioural modifications are not physically associated with the host but influence the expression of its behavioural phenotype.

It would be improved if Dawkins were less tenotipo 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. Pages to import images to Wikidata.

Return to Book Page. This amazing intersection of webs of influences creates a world in which gene exchange can even be affected from a distance!! In The Extended PhenotypeRichard Dawkins richare 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.

Aug 07, JJVid rated it really liked it Shelves: The first chapters are aimed at precluding any possible misunderstandings of what Dawkins meant in “The Selfish Gene”. I’d give it 5 stars if I knew enough biology to be able to confirm it or 1 if I could refute it.


But I’m glad I stuck with it, because it gives more depth and perspective on the ideas in the more populist books. To be sure, the primary audience was intended to be professional biologists, but general audiences were not excluded as a possible readership as well.

Books by Richard Dawkins. I don’t claim expertise on biology and especially genetics, but Dawkins does not fail to reach out to people like me. I needed more basic biology background.

One has no shortage of empirical evidence Dawkins cites for his theoretical claims to admire, either, including the examples snails, shrimps, various parasites, cuckoos, the prokaryotic origins of eukaryotic life, and many others.

The theorem of the extended phenotype is a fantastic way of viewing the impact replicators have on the world, and is almost flawless plus, Dawkins addresses the few issues that arise with the theorem. Like all Dawkin’s books on evolution I highly recommend this. In conducting this argument, Dawkins aims to strengthen the case for a gene-centric view of life, to the point where it is recognized that the organism itself needs to be explained.

Mar 24, People say my name should be Jeff rated it really liked it. We tend to think that an organism or a group of organisms that looks out for its own interests will pass on its genes.

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

Genes are in charge, pursuing their self-interest; the body and its behavior is their vehicle; and the germ-line replicator is the unit of selection. The mosquitoes are significantly more attracted to human breath and odours than uninfected mosquitoes. The child’s favourite question, “why” is difficult enough for parents and teachers to answer. While this is a book starting its fourth decade, it still feels very fresh ridhard eye-opening.

The book is a logical continuation of his devastating book The Selfish Gene. It isn’t predictable, inevitable or reasonable.

The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene

Unfortunately, while at times I was greatly entertained, I did not realize how apt it was on page one for Dawkins to call a layman a “spectator” in this grand novel of digressions and counter-arguments. Your two perspectives can be shifted between without many problems at all. It explains how the peacock got it’s tail and the interesting train of between being desirable as a mate and being able to survive. Thus in context, adaptiveness is determined by the genes ability to out-compete alleles within the organism as well as its environment.


Great but fatiguing Contrary to Dawkin’s most famous “Selfish Gene” this book is much more difficult to read for a non-biologist person. 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.

Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist Convincingly argued thesis for the genocentric viewpoint of Darwinism.

Although he delivers his narration as if sitting with you in a quiet study, you may still need to review his words more than o The essentials of life’s story: Dawkins pushes this concept far in this book: If the replication doesn’t survive in the environment it finds itself, then it, and perhaps its species, will die out. From the get-go, the style of the book is a lot more science-heavy—more jargon, more in depth scientific ideas and reasoning, which as a scientist myself I enjoyed: The general point here is that for an animal on one side of the arms race the penalty of failure is more severe than exetndido an animal on the other side of the arms race.

The Making of a ScientistBlack Swan,page Some parts required me to feotipo terms definitions and problem backgrounds each paragraph, if not line. The second is manipulating other organisms. Don’t panic, extend your mind.

Re-read this after re-reading The Selfish Gene.