E.O. Wilson for Newsweek: Us, Them, and Them and Us

“Eusociality is an outgrowth of a new way of understanding evolution, which blends traditionally popular individual selection (based on individuals competing against each other) with group selection (based on competition among groups). Individual selection tends to favor selfish behavior. Group selection favors altruistic behavior and is responsible for the origin of the most advanced level of social behavior, that attained by ants, bees, termites—and humans.”

Looks like Newsweek took Aria’s advice.  Great article about a more complex way of understanding evolution.

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