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The Origins of Kindness
Posted: 05 March 2012 12:46 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Are the advantages of generosity much less tangible than the benefits of selfishness? 

Item:  “A tribe full of nice guys would be easy prey for a cheater, who would quickly spread his genes through the population.”

Item:  “. . . clumps of cooperators thrive and replicate, while selfish groups wither and die.”

Read an abstract of the article in this week’s New Yorker Magazine, KIN AND KIND - A fight about the genetics of altruism by Jonah Lehrer.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/03/05/120305fa_fact_lehrer

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Posted: 05 March 2012 01:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Ah, it’s behind a pay-wall.

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