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Questions for discussion section 6 Name__Darren Pinder___________ 1. From a cell’s point of view, what is the purpose of a cell, and what is the purpose of a gene? From a gene’s point of view (according to Dawkins), what is the purpose of a cell and what is the purpose of a gene? From a cell’s point of view, it is supposed to replicate in order to survive and defend itself against competition and it uses the gene as a format for replication and eventually evolution. From a gene’s point of view, it is supposed to replicate itself to survive its environment and pass on its code for future generations. The cell is used as a vessel for replication and passing on its code. 2. Why is competition, or a limited environment, essential to evolution by natural selection? Would a gene evolve if there were no competition or limitation? As a gene is faced with competition it has to evolve in order to survive. For example, if a predator in an area was attacking a certain population, the victim population would have
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