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That’s the peril of a historically successful, productive research program. We get locked in to a model; there is the appeal of being able to use solid, established protocols to gather lots of publishable data, and to keep on doing it over and over.
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As genetics advance it is becoming clear that an individual’s genes are only a part of the story. The same genes may be expressed in many different ways. 928 more words
From Right Sightings
This is a quick rebuttal of the thesis explained by David Dobbs in his recent “Die, selfish gene, die” Aeon Magazine article. It is a well written, well documented and quite long piece that tries to explain why we should consider the “selfish gene” metaphor outdated and substitute it with more “correct” ideas. 1,536 more words
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The grasshopper, he noted, sports long legs and wings, walks low and slow, and dines discreetly in solitude. The locust scurries hurriedly and hoggishly on short, crooked legs and joins hungrily with others to form swarms that darken the sky and descend to chew the farmer’s fields bare.