Monday, June 25, 2012

H. Gintis on Group Selection and Altruism

1 comment:

  1. I strongly recommend Stuart West's video from that same debate:

    It is a great summary of the argument against group selection (or more particularly, against the usefulness of multi-level selection as a concept). The angle is quite different from that of Dawkins et al.

    The discussion is also interesting. Among other things, Gintis reveals that he is supporting a version of group selection stronger than most of the multi-level selection supporting biologists:


Do you have suggestions on where we could find more examples of this phenomenon?