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  1. selfish gene(Noun)

    The concept of viewing genes as if they were the primary drivers and beneficiaries of the evolutionary process.

    Etymology: Coined by Richard Dawkins in his book The Selfish Gene

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of selfish gene in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of selfish gene in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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