Back to Language: Super-Cooperation in Insects vs. Coordination in Organisms

Filed under: Group Selection, Language

William Hamilton, the originator of the idea of “inclusive fitness,” in which gene level selection (selfish genes) occurs, recalls the moment when he “had come to the realization that the genome wasn’t the monolithic data bank plus executive team devoted to one project-keeping oneself alive and having babies-that I had hitherto imagined it to be.  …

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