Paul Crook has a Ph.D. from London University and a Doctorate of Letters from the University of Queensland. He has published widely on Anglo-American history and Darwinian themes. His books include Benjamin Kidd: Portrait of a Social Darwinist; Darwinism, War and History; Darwin’s Coat-Tails: Essays on Social Darwinism and Grafton Elliot Smith: Egyptology and the Diffusion of Culture. He is presently investigating the response of British intellectuals to secularization in the 1920s and 1930s.
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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.