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For decades after WW2, evolutionary biology DENIED selection
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:12pm
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at any but the individual level. Hence the search for genetic determinants of altruism, and such. Wilson was one of those who brought back the holistic picture of multi-level evolution into prominence. For years he suffered derision and worse at the hands of members of the "individual level only" school.

Now he is extending the evolutionary principle to all levels, including culture.

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  • Re: For Poppet & other with philosophical interest.Quantafyre, Sat Oct 28 10:48am
    "The key, argues Wilson, is to think of society as an organism, an old idea that has received new life based on recent developments in evolutionary biology. If society is an organism, can we then... more
    • For decades after WW2, evolutionary biology DENIED selection — DFM, Sat Oct 28 5:12pm
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