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1 Dawkins, The Selfish Gene DNA, genes, the gene machine
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2 1. According to Dawkins, what is a gene? 2. Speculate as to why Dawkins makes "near immortality" (p. 35) a defining property of genes. 3. What is the main point of Ch. 4, "The Survival Machine"? see p. 60 4. What does it mean to say there is a gene "for a behavior"? see pp. 60-62 & *footnotes
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3 Review is vs. ought description vs. prescription Dawkins not doing ethics naturalistic fallacy fallacy: what is natural = what is good humans often don't judge what is natural to be what is good, ethically
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4 levels of organization population of organisms gene pool individual organism genotype, phenotype chromosomes paired, in almost all cells composed of DNA and proteins genes allele--a form of a gene, e.g. yellow vs. green pea alleles paired alleles, two forms of same gene in one organism, in non-sex chromosomes many alleles in a population, e.g., eye color genes
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5 DNA double helix
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6 DNA Replication
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