Why do selfish genes not always make us selfish individuals?

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Because this question is categorized under science, I am going to answer it based on the genetic basics that were originally laid out by Gregor Mendel rather than discussing Richard Dawkins's book The Selfish Gene, which is somewhat controversial and has been described as a mixture of philosophy and science.

Genes come in pairs, and often they are not identical. There are two versions to a gene called alleles. One allele says blue eyes, and the other allele...

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