[ExI] Group Selection Advances

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Fri May 1 21:37:38 UTC 2009

On 5/1/09, hkhenson wrote:
>  The last sentence is not true, because creatures *DO NOT* act in their own
> self interest.  They act in the self interest of their genes.  Most of the
> time that *looks* like self interest.  Then along comes a situation where it
> is clear that the interest of the creature and it's genes have diverged--and
> the genes dictate the response.

Isn't this disproved by the falling birth rates in first world societies?

Developed societies are deciding that riches and a comfortable
lifestyle is preferable to the trouble and expense of raising

Surely it isn't in the self interest of the genes to reduce reproduction?


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