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Kin Selection

Altruistic behaviour, an example being the protection of offspring, where the parent has the instinctive belief that preserving the gene pool of the offspring is of higher priority than the existence of themselves.


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Please answer: Group selection and Sociobiology

... this thread. I'm currently into sociobiology (not studying it, just thinking of doing so) I've read on a topic called group selection but I haven't fully understood it yet. I know that group selection is the idea that ...

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by Veritophilia
Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:07 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Please answer: Group selection and Sociobiology
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The selective advantage of God

I have been thinking of this for a while and watching a certain video featuring Robert Sapolsky has prompted ... things which you couldn't really guess would happen if you hadn't already seen ie.kin selection. I was just wondering whether anyone on here has done or heard any studies or ...

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by javaxcore
Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:03 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The selective advantage of God
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Re: unbalanced gender ratios of offspring

... benefits the population instead. hence it should not be due to natural selection. i've read about kin selection and how that worked for colonies of bees and ants. is there a similar mechanism ...

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by TYLS
Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:27 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: unbalanced gender ratios of offspring
Replies: 6
Views: 4330

unbalanced gender ratios of offspring

... we would expect a 100:100 boy girl ratio. is there a variation of kin selection that affects the sex ratio? it makes good sense for there to be more boys than girls ...

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by TYLS
Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:11 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: unbalanced gender ratios of offspring
Replies: 6
Views: 4330

Evolutionary mechanisms

... on forums about evolution or other websites etc usually only natural selection, mutations or genetic drift is discussed as the mechanisms that ... I have found: gene flow, genetic draft, genetic hitchhiking, horizontal gene transfer, endosymbiosis, symbiogenesis, paleopolyploidy ...

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by Forests
Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:14 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionary mechanisms
Replies: 13
Views: 6232
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