SELFISH GENE HYPOTHESIS

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hypothesis that the only purpose a gene is to replicate itself and that they are the overriding units for selection. A number of contemporary evolutionary biologists hold this view, over simplifying the relationship between genes and organisms.

SELFISH GENE HYPOTHESIS: "The Selfish gene hypothesis was proposed by Richard Dawkins."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SELFISH GENE HYPOTHESIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/selfish-gene-hypothesis/ (accessed December 8, 2022).

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