An example of Darwinian nicety happened at college and someone remarked,”You scratch my back, I’ll do yours“.
“Oh, do you read Dawkins?“, I asked. (The phrase is the title of Chapter 10, The Selfish Gene. )
“Yeah.. How do you know that phrase?”
“I’ve known it all my life” 🙂
My bad. I thought Dawkins had coined it. Lets say, I am marginally dumb. Fair enough? 😉 The earliest attribution is to a Montaigne, French Renaissance writer.
Pattu therivaar silar. Kettu purivaar silar. Padiththu arivaar silar. Whatever be the mode, its a fundamental behavioral rule to be religiously followed.