Why is group selection such a problem?

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Abstract

The controversy over group selection persists not, as Wilson & Sober argue, because biologists do not understand the hierarchy of vehicles of selection, but because we lack criteria to determine whether or not a trait arises from group selection, and have a deep wish to find a biological basis for our human moral feelings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)633-634
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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  • Behavioral Neuroscience
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Why is group selection such a problem? / Nesse, Randolph.

In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 17, No. 4, 1994, p. 633-634.

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