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University of London-School of Economics & Political Science: Naturally Social

Jun 08, 2019 - Targeted News Service

The University of London - London School of Economics and Political Science issued the following news release:

The common understanding of evolution is the survival of the fittest, but can this explain those individuals within a species that display unselfish, altruistic behaviour? Dr Jonathan Birch of the Department of Philosophy offers a framework for organising our explanations of social behaviour in the natural world.

At the end of each day the workers of the Brazilian ant Foreli...