Darwinian Fairytales

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Darwinian Fairytales is a book by David Stove which criticizes application of the theory of evolution as an explanation for sociobiological behavior such as altruism.

Martin Gardner wrote:

"Whatever your opinion of ‘Intelligent Design,’ you’ll find Stove’s criticism of what he calls ‘Darwinism’ difficult to stop reading. Stove’s blistering attack on Richard Dawkins’ ‘selfish genes’ and ‘memes’ is unparalleled and unrelenting. A discussion of spiders who mimic bird droppings is alone worth the price of the book. Darwinian Fairytales should be read and pondered by anyone interested in sociobiology, the origin of altruism, and the awesome process of evolution.” (book review)

The book was originally published by Avebury in 1995 and reprinted by Encounter Books in 2006.

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B.J. Coman, The new relevance of David Stove's critique of Darwinism.

J. Franklin, Stove's anti-Darwinism