For the evolutionary community at large, the rules governing the acceptance and rejection of group selection are not a storybook portrayal of science.
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No matter how the groups are formed, no matter how flexible the choice of behaviors, altruism is locally disadvantageous and requires higher-level selection to evolve.
Pre-Darwinian notions did not come to an abrupt halt with the advent of Darwin's theory. Instead, they often became repackaged in superficially Darwinian terms.
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