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So how is 'intense, slow-moving warfare between all species on the planet' a useful frame? Are my 'selfish genes' eventually out to get those of the bacteria in my gut?
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Thu Jan 3rd, 2008 at 05:48:53 AM EST
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Why would they?  They compete their rivals, and doing so in alliance with other genes, be them on the same chromosome or another, in the same cell or another.

Of course, MillMan's way of putting it as species competing with each other is misleading and too narrow. Say, lions don't compete with gazelles.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Jan 4th, 2008 at 07:36:58 AM EST
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