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Chapter 10 Animal Signals : Information or Manipulation ?

@inproceedings{Richard2005Chapter1A,
  title={Chapter 10 Animal Signals : Information or Manipulation ?},
  author={Richard and Dawkins and John and Rebecca Krebs},
  year={2005}
}
Because of the way natural selection works, it is reasonable for us to picture an animal as a machine designed to preserve and propagate the genes that ride inside it (Dawkins 1976). As a means to this end it will often manipulate objects in its world, pushing them around to its own advantage. Some of these objects will themselves be living creatures -mates, parents, prey, rivals-each one a machine designed to propagate its own genes in similar ways. When an animal seeks to manipulate an…