Talk:A Devil's Chaplain

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Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Expand : *Subtitles of the book in the US and UK
    • Background - What were Dawkins previous publications and such and production of the book
    • Turn the chapter list into a summary of each section (the introductions to each section would be useful in writing this)
    • Add a reception section
    • Add more links to topics discussed in the book to see also
    • More links to reviews, and links to any of his essays available (legally) online
Priority 5

Essays on genetic determinism?[edit]

Does this book really contains stuff on genetic determinism? In some of Richard Dawkins related articles, there was the statement that the gene-centric view of evolution and selection is often confused with genetical determinism, and I was wondering if that could not be the case. I really don't know, as I've not read it yet, so it's more a call for attention of anyone who has. --Extremophile 16:37, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

Yes, chapter 2.4, entitled "Genes Aren't Us" is about genetic determinism. It begins:

The bogey of genetic determinism needs to be laid to rest. The discovery of a so-called "gay gene" is as good an opportunity as we'll get to lay it.

Laurence Boyce 16:48, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

thanks then. --Extremophile 21:02, 7 July 2006 (UTC)


My library has two versions of this book. The one I've got here is subtitled 'reflections on hope, lies, science, and love', while the other is simply subtitled 'selected essays'. Was the latter only used for the American version? I have added the former as a subtitle in the article, though I haven't been able to find anything more about this on the web. Richard001 (talk) 08:51, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Dead link[edit]

During several automated bot runs the following external link was found to be unavailable. Please check if the link is in fact down and fix or remove it in that case!

--JeffGBot (talk) 01:22, 20 June 2011 (UTC)