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Selfishness and Altruism

Is evolution selfish? Does it make us selfish? Yes and no. Evolution made us the way we are, always mindful of our self-interest, but also usually cooperative, and frequently strikingly altruistic.

Selfish: concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself: seeking or concentrating on one's own advantage, pleasure, or well-being without regard for others.

The Selfish Gene

Selfish DNA

What it is that evolution does. Inclusive fitness Selection at the gene level. Transposable element Kin selection

Group selection Not a very good page.


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analysis/evolution/selfishness_altruism.txt · Last modified: 2013/11/07 13:58 by ram