Sedeer el-Showk grew up immersed in science and in love with language. He is now a freelance science writer, but received a master’s degree in evolutionary biology from the University of Helsinki and is wrapping up a PhD in plant biology. He writes about whatever bit of science takes his fancy on his blog, Inspiring Science, and about evolutionary biology on Accumulating Glitches, part of Nature Education’s Scitable blog network.
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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.