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The Upside of Slackers

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    Affiliation: Freelance Science Writer, Fairfield, California, United States of America

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  • Published: September 14, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000487

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Group Selection?

Posted by DaanVanRijswijk on 15 Sep 2010 at 12:01 GMT

"Classic theory holds that cheating comes at the expense of society as a whole, making populations composed entirely of co-operators the most fit. "
Group selection?!
It's a nice piece on behavioural ecology in yeast populations, still the classic theory of reference is not widely supported anymore.

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RE: Group Selection?

RobinM replied to DaanVanRijswijk on 15 Sep 2010 at 17:08 GMT

Interesting & thanks! Can you point me towards more info?

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RE: RE: Group Selection?

DaanVanRijswijk replied to RobinM on 29 Sep 2010 at 21:08 GMT

The work by;
J. Maynard Smith on Game Theory and ESS,
Hamilton on kin selection
Or;
R. Dawkins’s The Selfish Gene,
E. O. Wilson’s Sociobiology,
G. C. Williams’ Adaptation and Natural Selection..

et cetera

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