Dawkins’ Selfish Gene has defined how we think about evolution. But now the new science of epigenetics suggests culture and the environment can play a part. Is the age of the selfish gene over? Do we need a new story to replace the survival of the fittest, or is Darwin’s essential insight secure?

A dialogue at the 2015 "How The Light Gets In" Festival, at Hay-on-Wye, with psychologist Oliver Scott Curry, neo-Lamarckian and author of Evolution in Four Dimensions Eva Jablonka, and biologist Rupert Sheldrake. From iai, The Institute of Art and Ideas Philosophy for our times: cutting edge debates and talks from the world's leading thinkers.



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