Re: virus: Outlaw Genes

Dave Pape (
Wed, 5 Feb 1997 13:26:23 GMT

At 18:05 04/02/97 -0500, you wrote:
>"Imagine genes interacting rather like memes: this is like... woo, IS there a
>genetic equivalent of lying?" ---Dave Pape
>Depends on you definition of lie. Chapter 8 of Richard Dawkin's "The
>Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene" is entitled "Outlaws and
>Modifiers" and discussed what Dawkin's believes we should take as examples
>of genetic deception.

Peace! It's been best part of a decade since I read any Dawkins, and I
forgot that he made any reference to genetic deception, so I may check this
out. Phfthangkxs.

Dave Pape
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clip at my opponent. (Alex Williams 1996)

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