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  1. Daniel Dennett, The Selfish Gene as a Philosophical Essay.
    One critic complained that my argument was ‘philosophical’, as though that was sufficient condemnation. Philosophical or not, the fact is that neither he nor anybody else has found any flaw in what I said. And ‘in principle’ arguments such as mine, far from being irrelevant to the real world, can be more powerful than arguments based on particular factual research. My reasoning, if it is correct, tells us something important about life everywhere in the universe. Laboratory and field research can (...)
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  2. J. Patrick Gray & Linda Wolfe (1980). I. The Loving Parent Meets the Selfish Gene. Inquiry 23 (2):233 – 242.
    In a recent Inquiry article Louis Pascal argues that the problem of massive starvation in the modern world is the result of a genetically-based human propensity to produce as many offspring as possible, regardless of ecological conditions. In this paper biological and anthropological objections to Pascal's thesis are discussed as well as the conclusions he draws from it. It is suggested that natural selection has produced humans who are flexible in their reproductive behavior in order to cope with rapidly changing (...)
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  3. Gilean T. McVean (1995). Fractious Chromosomes: Hybrid Disruption and the Origin of Selfish Genetic Elements. Bioessays 17 (7):579-582.
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  4. Colin Tudge (2013). Why Genes Are Not Selfish and People Are Nice: A Challenge to the Dangerous Ideas That Dominate Our Lives. Floris Books.
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  5. Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther (2008). Systemic Darwinism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105 (33):11833-11838.
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