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selfishly

In a selfish manner; with regard to private interest only or chiefly.


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Re: Genetic Transmission

... gametes equal or is the egg the new entity and it's simply fertilised by the sperm. It seems gray to me. If genes are information that replicate selfishly as Dawkins suggests, then that information leaves the body. I'm just trying to get specific about it. I wish I had better language to discuss ...

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by Bembanadian
Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:05 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genetic Transmission
Replies: 17
Views: 15012

Genetic Transmission

... and not just genes. The term genetic information seems ubiquitous. My understanding is that a gene is simply information that replicates selfishly. Am I in the ballpark? Communication is the transferring of information from one entity to another. If genes are information, and if they ...

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by Bembanadian
Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:40 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genetic Transmission
Replies: 17
Views: 15012

A Monkey's Uncle

... why humans are the way they are. our history and how it relates to human organisation, instincts, development of consciousness, why humans act selfishly when we intrinsically know we should act selflessly, development of ultruism and so on. which i couldn't explain so simply. - but do you get ...

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by narrowstaircase
Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:27 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A Monkey's Uncle
Replies: 26
Views: 56963

Altruism?

... for Empirical Research in Economics, Bl├╝mlisalpstrasse 10, CH-8006 Z├╝rich, Switzerland) clearly show, that if given the oppurtunity to act selfishly with no detriment to ourselves, humans will act selfishly. Take for example the following experiment: The ultimatum game nicely illustrates ...

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by geddiknight
Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:47 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Altruism?
Replies: 12
Views: 14842


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