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Altruism

any action that benefits the "actee" and harms the "actor"


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Price Equation and Altruism

Hey, Does Price Equation, when it comes to explain how the altruism trait can spread, breaks down if the group has only one individual who has the trait? If the Equation needs more than one altruistic individual (and actually many individuals) within ...

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by Shmulik
Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:27 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Price Equation and Altruism
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Views: 509

The Evolution of Altruism

... since they are both part of natural selection as a whole. There is another reason why I do not like the distinction. Your text suggest that altruism would not be beneficial to the individual, but I disagree. Especially since altruistic behaviour doesn't necessarily mean the individual has ...

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by Semisane
Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:22 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Evolution of Altruism
Replies: 3
Views: 1870

The Evolution of Altruism

... last tarry. I'm writing a little info-graphic-type-thing as an educational tool for mainstream audiences. In it, I try to explain the evolution of altruism in a way that the average non-science person could understand. I would be ever grateful if you guys could take a look at the draft (very much ...

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by joe777
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:34 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Evolution of Altruism
Replies: 3
Views: 1870

Role of biology in behavior?

... that indicate we are fooling ourselves if we think anything 'higher' in traditional terms. Such folk will diss down everythign and anything, from altruism (only for our genetic relatives!), or love (only for hopes of procreating our genes), or art (some kind of weird sidekick of tool making skills ...

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by Julie5
Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:55 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Role of biology in behavior?
Replies: 4
Views: 4916

Re: Common ancestor question

... from a generation-to-generation perspective, but when taking a long-term-evolution perspective it selects genes. Group selection (used to explain altruism) has lost most of its support. Clade selection deals with the selection of classes of organism (species, genus, family) and is sometimes interpreted ...

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by SelfishGene
Mon May 31, 2010 6:26 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Common ancestor question
Replies: 5
Views: 7814
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