But don't blame the genes - I don't! I think the concept of genes is a very powerful one. But what I meant (thus the quotation marks..) was, that this term is undergoing trivialisation, and is losing its poignancy thereby. It is being reduced to a label attached to one warring faction by their opponents.

Again well said, wiseber. Yet, I am beginning to question your good judgement, because so far, I have agreed with everything you've said.