Evolution 101: Group Selection

March 16, 2012 No Comments

David Sloan Wilson explains why group-level selection is required for altruism, compassion, and other prosocial behaviors to survive in a Darwinian world. He was interviewed following a lecture titled “Compassion and Altruism from an Integrated Evolutionary Perspective” that was sponsored by Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE).

For more:
Series of blog posts: Truth and reconciliation for group selection (David Sloan Wilson)

Journal article: Wilson, David Sloan (2011) Instant Expert: Evolution of Selfless Behavior. New Scientist

The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness, by Oren Solomon Harmon

Evolutionary Restraints: The Contentious History of Group Selection, by Mark E. Borello

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Published On: March 16, 2012

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