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Postby Inuyasha » Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:18 pm

Do you think that it is better for homo sapiens and other creatures to have creatures who practice altruism or not? Explain.
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Postby Solid Snake » Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:19 pm

Well it's really up in the air, I'd like to know where you stand on the issue
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Postby biostudent84 » Wed Dec 22, 2004 9:31 pm

Directing everyone's attention to a thread already started on this subject:

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thanks...

TRUE altruism is a negative effect for individuals and populations, as it increases the chances for the genes best adapted for survival to die due to an act of altruism.

In nature, true altruism does not exist. In humans...well...cynics will say that it does not exist here either.
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Really

Postby Inuyasha » Thu Dec 23, 2004 11:08 pm

If altruism is so negative then does that put an alutristic creature at a disadvantage. And who do you think is the most altruistic human being in history?
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Re: Really

Postby biostudent84 » Fri Dec 24, 2004 3:00 am

Inuyasha wrote:If altruism is so negative then does that put an alutristic creature at a disadvantage.


That's the idea, yes.
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