The Selfish Gene Topics for Discussion

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How much do you agree with Dawkins's theory that genes have always "run the show?" Why do you feel this way?

Did the math portion of the book make sense to you? Why or why not?

Have you ever heard the term "survival of the species?" Did you believe this was the goal of evolution? Do you think so now?

Does Dawkins's style of writing appeal to you? Is it easy to feel his enthusiasm?

How much do you really know about Darwin's theory of natural selection?

Why do you think Dawkins spent so much time discussing animal behavior instead of plant life?

What was the most surprising finding in the book to you?

Find a scientist mentioned in this book and look him/her up for more information. What was intriguing about the scientist's discoveries?

Think of an animal behavior that puzzles you...

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