The strategic gene

@article{Haig2012TheSG,
  title={The strategic gene},
  author={David Haig},
  journal={Biology \& Philosophy},
  year={2012},
  volume={27},
  pages={461-479}
}
  • D. Haig
  • Published 30 March 2012
  • Biology
  • Biology & Philosophy
Gene-selectionists define fundamental terms in non-standard ways. Genes are determinants of difference. Phenotypes are defined as a gene’s effects relative to some alternative whereas the environment is defined as all parts of the world that are shared by the alternatives being compared. Environments choose among phenotypes and thereby choose among genes. By this process, successful gene sequences become stores of information about what works in the environment. The strategic gene is defined as… 

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