[ExI] Group Selection Advances
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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