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Rawhard Dickins's Avatar Jump to comment 63 by Rawhard Dickins


I accept that genes appear to act in a selfish way but the gene's effect can be widespread as in The Extended Phenotype. Wide ranging effects affect other individuals and if this is beneficial it could be said to be altruistic and the individual may benefit by reciprocity.

In what way would this not fit the definition of group selection?

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:47:18 UTC | #937035