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Guiding Questions for Reading #3 Read the excerpt from Dawkin’s “The Selfish Gene” (1989) Prepare a synopsis of the article (typed, double-spaced, < 500 words). Within the synopsis, answer the following questions. This synopsis is due at the beginning of discussion. 1. Dawkins states that the success of Replicator was determined by three traits:
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Unformatted text preview: replicability (ability to be copied), longevity, and fecundity. Describe the role of each. 2. In what sense is increasing copy fidelity an inevitable consequence of the three traits described above? 3. What is a ‘gene’, according to Dawkins? 4. In what sense are genes “selfish”? In what sense are they ‘immortal’?...
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