Lifelines: Life beyond the Gene

ISBN: 9780195150391
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2003-10-09
Number of pages: 352
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A distinct voice in the nature/nurture debate, Rose's series of essays are a response to the biological reductionism of Richard Dawkins's book, The Selfish Gene (OUP, 1990), which insists that all aspects of human life are in our genes, and everything arises as a consequence of natural selection. Rose argues that life depends on the elaborate web of interactions that occur within cells, organisms, and ecosystems, and in which DNA has but one part to play.

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