Lesley Newson studies the cultural evolutionary process known as “modernization” which most human populations are now experiencing. She also works at being the mother of one child and the grandmother of two. Her first degree was in biology. After that she worked for over 20 years as a science writer and television producer before getting a PhD in psychology. She is now the honorary post-doc and wife of Peter Richerson at University of California, Davis
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Grandmother Fish is a child’s first book of evolution. The book engages a young child’s imagination with sounds and motions that imitate animals, especially our direct ancestors. It’s our story of where we came from, told so simply that a preschooler can follow it.
From an evolutionary viewpoint, Wilson argues, altruism is inextricably linked to the functional organization of groups. “Groups that work” undeniably exist in nature and human society, although special conditions are required for their evolution.