Group selection's new clothes

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The Hutterite example shows not that humans have been group selected but rather the difficulty of getting people to act selflessly. The idea that Hutterites exemplify the human environment of evolutionary adaptedness is not supported by the ethnographic record, in which reproductive equality is rare and meiosis-like rules of group fissioning are nonexistent. We end where we began: group selection is possible but not very likely.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-616
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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