The Selfish Gene: dialectics of conflict and cooperation

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Many of those on "the left" have denounced "selfish gene theory" as if it demonstrated that human beings were necessarily selfish and therefore unable to create a supposedly selfless communist society.

As this talk delivered by Dr Camilla Power shows, selfish gene theory on the contrary provides the basis for understanding how the blind process of evolution by natural selection, led to the emergence of a species - man - whose survival depends on its capacity for solidarity.