Richard Dawkins

This book should be read almost as though it were science fiction. It is designed to appeal to the imagination. But it is not science fiction: it is science. Cliche or not, ‘stranger than fiction’ expresses exactly how I feel about the truth. We are survival machines – robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes. This is a truth which still fills me with astonishment. Though I have known it for years, I never seem to get fully used to it. One of my hopes is that I may have some success in astonishing others.

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  1. shinichi Post author

    Preface to First Edition

    The Selfish Gene
    The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition
    The Selfish Gene: 40th Anniversary edition

    by Richard Dawkins


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