Easily Explicable Cooperation and Natural Selection

  • Patrik LindenforsEmail author


Cooperation when there is mutual benefit is easily understood, but other cooperation is notoriously hard to explain. To fully appreciate the problem one needs a good understanding of natural selection, so a short summary is provided. The problems with group selection are summarized and behavioral genetics introduced.


Natural Selection Sexual Intercourse Dung Beetle Mutual Benefit Female Hind 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for the Study of Cultural EvolutionStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

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