Kin Selection vs. Group Selection and Other Possible Theories
This story is a sidebar to another that examines the cognitive and emotional underpinning of our extreme sociality: Good Tribe/Bad Tribe — Nerdcore Mix
Unsurprisingly, the components I’ve assembled here are controversial.
First, there’s been a particularly nasty shootout between kin selection and group selection proponents recently. Kin selection derives easily from gene selection…for example, a sacrifice for…