In article <jasons-190293031421 at 22.214.171.124>, jasons at bmc.uu.se (Jason E Stewart) writes:
>> Dawkins published "The Selfish Gene" in 1976, and the Nature papers were
> published in 1980, so who came first?
Look, I thought that Arlin made the distinction between the so-called
selfish DNA hypothesis and Dawkins selfish genes pretty darn clear. The
former is talking about intragenomic selection whereas the latter is
looking at classical evolutionary problems from a gene's point of view.
So as far as I can see both the 1980 Nature papers and Dawkins book were
proposing new ideas which are distinct from each other.
They both were first.