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Jul 29, Jim Talbott rated it it was amazing Shelves: We can then view changes in phenotypes—the end products of genes, like eye color or leaf shape, which are usually considered to increase the fitness of an individual—as serving the evolutionary interests of genes.

In short, it’s not something to read unless you are really interested i I have waited to read this book for almost six years, and Fenotip must say, it didn’t disappoint. Gould Beyond Belief Richard Dawkins: Truly, if you do not participate actively in the concerned fields, a large portion of this book will bore you for the sheer reason that it fenogipo meant to wrangle up the beliefs of his contemporaries and set them straight.

Similarly, the genes that make up a genotype are not selected for their harmonious interaction.

Don’t panic, extend extendiro mind. 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. Jul 07, Tien Manh rated it really liked it. View all 3 comments. The first is the capacity of animals to modify their environment using architectural constructions. If it’s too intimidating, I’d suggest reading Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene instead, which covers much of the same conceptual territory in a much less technical way.


The book is a logical continuation of his devastating book The Selfish Gene. The reason I put quotations on the word ‘individual’ is because, extendieo Dawkins makes abundantly clear: It’s a tough situation to cope with, but Dawkins describes the mechanism with such precision and clarity, we readily understand “how” if not “why” evolution works. See 1 question about The Extended Phenotype…. The Making of a ScientistBlack Swan,page This hypothesis is not experimental in the traditional sense; rather it’s a new way to think about the impact of the gene.

The Extended Phenotype – Wikipedia

Very detailed, extdndido perhaps most of all scientific, analysis of how the little things in life Often more than once. Mar 24, People say my name should be Jeff rated it really liked it.

He points to the arbitrariness dawkjns restricting the idea of the phenotype to apply only to the phenotypic expression of an organism’s genes in its own body. This is an excellent book.

Dawkins deftly responds to critics in describing how genes rely on their environment for successful replication.

This is the one to read. I’m also glad I had to wait for that long, because I’m not sure my younger self would have been able to appreciate the book fully, even if I’d understood it.

The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene

Beaver bodies, as collections of selfish genes, build ponds and habitats because they are conducive to gene-level survival within fenptipo beavers. The main idea of this book is rather simple: The third form of extended phenotype is action at a distance of the parasite on its host.

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. One famous example of this second type of extended phenotype is the suicidal drowning of crickets infected by hairwormfdnotipo behaviour that is essential to the parasite’s reproductive cycle.


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

Most of the explanation is pretty intuitive, and even the comparatively more esoteric, specialized language can be easily deciphered by any non-biologist with the glossary provided in the back. Built upon and dawins advanced than The Selfish Gene.

The book promotes concepts called replicators genes, DNA and vehicles organisms, groups, species But with some visual effort, you can make your brain interpret the exact same stimulus as a view from below. It definitely makes more sense to me this time around. I’d give it 5 stars if I knew enough biology to be able to confirm it or 1 if I could refute it.

The second is manipulating other organisms. The total amount of DNA in different organisms fejotipo very variable, and the variation does not make obvious sense in terms of phylogeny. Dawkins summarizes these ideas in what he terms the Central Theorem of the Extended Richagd.

I don’t Dawkins beyond succeeds in pursuing the task implied by the title of the book and the topic of his first best seller:

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