Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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I 68
Mimikry/Dawkins: Does not know any intermediates: every representative would be eaten immediately.
I 69
Question: How can a single gene be responsible for all the various aspects of mimicry: color, shape, spots, flight rhythm?
Answer: a single gene in the sense of a Cistron certainly not!
An entire gene group can behave like a single gene! It has an "allele" which in reality is a different gene group.

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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Da I
R. Dawkins
Das egoistische Gen, Hamburg 1996

Da II
M. St. Dawkins
Die Entdeckung des tierischen Bewusstseins Hamburg 1993


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-26