[ExI] Ants for spike! Dawkins and Wilson

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Sat Nov 14 20:32:16 UTC 2009

On 11/14/2009 1:27 PM, spike wrote:
>> On 11/14/2009 11:55 AM, Keith Henson wrote:
>> >
>>> >  >  If due to some group selection effects a group has an
>> >  accumulation of
>>> >  >  advantageous genes in their gene pool, it is lost to nearby
>> >  competing
>>> >  >  groups as the women take the advantageous genes with them when they
>>> >  >  are swapped.  QED.

>> >  Endogamy prevents or slows that.

> Hmmm, ja.  Damien this example makes me squirmy in the context of group
> selection in evolution, for it uses as an example the human species.

Okay, but Keith spoke of "women" not just female animals--and do most 
species "swap out" their females? I rather doubt it.

Damien Broderick

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