very very interesting view on the evolution, from the point of view of the small Dna fragments that survive if they manage to be transmitted to the next generations. A classic of science literature, deserving all its fame. Also the introduction of the concept of meme as cultural self-replicating object is interesting, even if probably not treated in a rigorous enough way...Continua
Don't know why .... It is the second books from the same author that I have to abandon ... I did try hard to read on. But the topic did not touch me.
Credo nel '76 abbia aperto gli occhi a molti. Se volete farvi aprire gli occhi leggetelo anche voi! Cambiera' il modo in cui vedete gli animali, le piante e l'uomo stesso, insomma tutte le "survival machines" come le chiama Dawkins:
"They are in you and in me; they created us, body and mind...they have come a long way, those replicators. Now they go by the name of genes, and we are their survival machines [...]"...Continua