Re: Between groups.

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Mon 01 Mar 2004 - 18:08:59 GMT

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    At 02:54 PM 27/02/04 -0500, frankie wrote:


    >I am not unfamiliar with kin-selection, but I don't understand why this
    >means that considering things at the group-level is invalid.

    Nothing at all wrong with considering groups, especially in social animals. But you should stay aware that (at the biological level) what gets conserved or lost over generations is genes.

    >It is kind of fractal like - patterns recurring across scale. Thanks for
    >all the URL's. I hadn't heard of the conflict between Gould and Wilson,
    >both of whom I admire.

    I knew about it, but not how intense it had been.

    Keith Henson

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