The Selfish Gene nonsense 

Dawkins was clever in his seductive use of terminology, and able to defend himself whenever the absurdity of his formulation was pointed out.
The idea of the selfish gene is attacked but then defended on the grounds the critic didn’t understand the meaning.
They understood all too well the confusion of categories…

Source: The Rise and Fall of Gene-as-God – Darwiniana

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