Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Be warned that if you wish, as I do, to build a society in which individuals cooperate generously and unselfishly towards a common good, you can expect little help from biological nature. Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish. Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to, because we may then at least have the chance to upset their designs, something that no other species has ever aspired to.

 ~ Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene, 2006

3 comments:

Arti said...

I concur, human race is a selfish one. We do everything to fulfill our own wishes without thinking about others.
Have a wonderful week Angeli:)

Loree said...

In some people the selfish gene seems to be the predominant force.

archer dee said...

No wonder our species has ethical dilemmas to contend with.

 
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