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Von Marc Dierckx Am hilfreichsten 07.10.2015
The meme about the gene
Even after close to 40 years this books delivers a fascinating and compelling story about the true shapers of history. The suspense is kept throughout the book as every new concept crushes the old or at least puts it into perspective: memes as potential supergenes, genes extending their influence across living creatures and ensembles that should be regarded as single living beings, just to name of few.
The book is full of brilliant ideas but at the same time a proof of the limiations of the human mind: the relative brief span from the publishing date to today are enough to make some apects of the book obsolete: the inability of the human race to foresee the extend of computer development, the complete negation of epigenetics and the absence of black swans in the repeated games.
The book made me sad not to have read it 30 years ago but I enjoyed every page of it. Even made more compelling by the fact that it was read by the author and his (third) wife
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Von Henrik Am hilfreichsten 18.03.2017
Classic and yet confusing
A classic book and a "must have read", I suppose, and yet I found it, at times, confusing and bewildering the zig-zag between the original text, read by the the female narrator Lalla Ward, and the later added endnotes, read by Dawkins himself.
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