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Our genes are hardwired to survive at all cost. Discover how this selfish instinct has evolved life from the first organisms in the primordial soup to all the wonderful complexities of human beings.
From the color of our hair and even down to our seemingly altruistic parental instincts, our genes are acting on their own selfish impulse to conquer and survive. It is this basic drive that determines every behavior and characteristic in each and every living thing on the planet. Richard Dawkins gives an essential guide to genetics, and how life has evolved driven by The Selfish Gene.
You will learn:
· How life began in the primordial soup
· What phenotypes are, and how they ensure the survival of the fittest
· Why a parent's altruistic behaviour might not be as selfless as it seems.