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The Genial Gene: Deconstructing Darwinian Selfishness

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Are selfishness and individuality--rather than kindness and cooperation--basic to biological nature? Does a "selfish gene" create universal sexual conflict? InThe Genial Gene,Joan Roughgarden forcefully rejects these and other ideas that have come to dominate the study of animal evolution. Building on her brilliant and innovative bookEvolution's Rainbow,in which she challenged accepted wisdom about gender identity and sexual orientation, Roughgarden upends the notion of the selfish gene and the theory of sexual selection and develops a compelling and controversial alternative theory called social selection. This scientifically rigorous, model-based challenge to an important tenet of neo-Darwinian theory emphasizes cooperation, elucidates the factors that contribute to evolutionary success in a gene pool or animal social system, and vigorously demonstrates that to identify Darwinism with selfishness and individuality misrepresents the facts of life as we now know them.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520943018
Subtitle:
Deconstructing Darwinian Selfishness
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Joan Roughgarden
Author:
Roughgarden, Joan
Subject:
General
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Sexual behavior in animals
Subject:
Reproduction
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Subject:
Nature Studies-Evolution
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090420
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
255

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