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Multilevel Selection

Truth and Reconciliation for Group Selection XIV: Group Selection in the Laboratory

David Sloan Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Sloan Wilson

For the evolutionary community at large, the rules governing the acceptance and rejection of group selection are not a storybook portrayal of science.

Truth and Reconciliation for Group Selection XII: Multilevel Selection Theory, Salsa Style

David Sloan Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sloan Wilson

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.

Truth and Reconciliation for Group Selection III: Naïve Group Selectionism

David Sloan Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sloan Wilson

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.