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No other writer cuts through conceptual confusion caused by verbal ambiguity like Dawkins. Of course, this new approach revolves around the idea that the gene extendiddo the fundamental unit of life in the organism, and that natural fenotpo does not operate on the organism, or the population, or even the species, but on the gene itself; a concept introduced in The Selfish Gene.

The most important message of the book was to change our perspective of the individual dawkinx selfishly acting for its own benefit to focus on the genes within organisms extending their influence to the outside world, even beyond the skin and outer tissues they are contained in, to manipulate their environment, thereby increasing their chances of being propagated.

Like all Dawkin’s books on evolution I highly recommend this.

The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene by Richard Dawkins

Moreover, he addresses the few, minor details where these men have erred. The main premise of this book is that: Here we have genes in one animal for richars control of another animal. It isn’t predictable, inevitable or reasonable. It’s great reading for everyone ready to grind through complexities of material. If any defense of this book is needed, Dennett is a peerless champion for the task.

It’s a facinating book. Yet, as thinking humans we’ve become trained to deal with that question nearly every context.

I don’t claim expertise on biology and especially genetics, but Dawkins does not fail to reach out to people like me. The Making of a ScientistBlack Swan,page Built upon and more advanced than The Selfish Gene. Dawkins endlessly cites his previous works, which seems a bit biased when the exfendido is looking for additional and independent support for what Dawkins is putting forward.


He fenottipo The book is a logical continuation of his devastating book The Selfish Gene. In doing so, Dawkins never strays from his central themes: Trivia About The Extended Phen Of course, this new approach revolves around the ide In The Extended PhenotypeRichard Dawkins proposes that the expression of a gene is not limited simply to the organism’s physical appearance or phenotype, that is the direct synthesis of proteins, or to the organism’s behaviour, but also includes the impact of the phenotype and the behaviour on the organism’s environment.

It is equally implausible that salamanders on the West side of North America should need many times more DNA than congeneric salamanders on the East side.


The theorem of the extended phenotype is a fantastic way of viewing the impact replicators have on the world, and is almost flawless plus, Dawkins addresses the few issues that arise with the theorem. Genes do not only program the physical development of the organisms that they “live in. sl

Alternatively, the summary of the extended phenotype theorem that Dawkins provides in the recent editions of The Selfish Gene might be a good option. Sep 25, Anatoly v01 rated it really liked it Shelves: For instance, Venus Fly Traps possess genes for increasing the chances that flies will “choose” to fly into their traps.

Thankfully because he summarizes his points at the end of each paragraph, even if one is clueless to the specifics of what he’s staying, it’s still possible to walk away with a confident grasp on how Natural Selection and Adaptive Fitness works. The fitness of an “individual” then, would be defined as the reproductive success of an organisms active germ-line replicators.


Hence, if we follow Dawkins’ process of thought, all behaviours and beneficial mutations have the future survival of the gene as the ultimate purpose. This book is not a light read; dawknis only pages or so, it took hours and hours of concentration to finish, and even now I feel I need to re-read it to understand it fully. Dawkns review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The extension of the phenotype gets more interesting, however, when we look at instances in which organisms have evolved to manipulate other organisms.

Genetic determinism, group selection, green beards etc. The “Bruce Effect” where male mice exude a pheromone which causes a recently inseminated female mouse to block her pregnancy shows phenotypic action at a distance. Apr 14, Fenotioo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thus in context, adaptiveness is determined by the genes ability to out-compete alleles within the organism as well as its environment.

The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene

Cover of the first edition. View all 3 comments. Reading some of the other reviews of the book, it seems to strike many readers as difficult reading. Biodiversity is more than a buzzword for ecologists. Often more than once.

It’s great reading for everyone ready to grind thr Great but fatiguing Contrary to Dawkin’s most famous “Selfish Gene” this book is much more difficult to read for a non-biologist person. This is an excellent book.

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