Selfish Gene

Ghiselin, 1974

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p 247

The economy of nature is competitive from beginning to end...Where it is in his own interest, every organism may reasonably be expected to aid his fellows...Yet given a full chance to act in his own interest, nothing but expediency will restrain him from brutalizing, from maiming, from murdering---his brother, his mate, his parent, or his child. Scratch an "altruist" and watch a "hypocrite" bleed.

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