It is the effects on the world of successful active germ-line replicators that we see as adaptations.
Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to because we may then at least have the chance to upset their designs.
If something is true, no amount of wishful thinking will change it.
Once a viral program gets started, there is nothing to stop it.
We are a very, very unusual species.
Words are not trivial. They matter because they raise consciousness.