Travelin asked:

Has the science in this book been superseded by epigenetics or genetics in general? Only 9 years have passed, but Darwin didn't see seem to see the new science coming either.

Yan Wong As a coauthor of this book with Richard Dawkins, I should point out that there is a new edition (2016) which deals with advances in genetics (especially genomics), and does a brief analysis of Richard's genome, which I have here on disk. As for epigenetics, you might like to read our take on it at
Les Well, no. Most of the discussion is around pretty well established observations and agreed progressions. When you get to the earlier meeting points there is some ambiguity,and Dawkins is quite up front about those areas.

Remember this is not a biology textbook, but an examination of the scope of life with an interesting perspective as the entry point and aimed at the educated general reader, not a professional.
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