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Group selection versus kin selection

The group-selection dustup continues: E. O. Wilson calls Richard Dawkins a “journalist” Advertisements

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Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma

Here are two recent texts on the iterated prisoner’s dilemma: Extortion and cooperation in the Prisoner’s Dilemma Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma contains strategies that dominate any evolutionary opponent via Yuri Wolf Added: post by John Hawks

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Group selection and Jerry Coyne

Jerry A. Coyne continues to express his opinion on the group selection concept in his blog. This particular post has a lot of interesting references, so I decided to keep it here. Added: And here is yet another post.

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Lectures on Mathematical foundations of evolutionary theory

I looked through my lectures on the course I gave twice during the last couple of years and made some small changes, fixed a few typos, etc. Here are all the lectures together, in Russian: Lecture 0: A naive introduction … Continue reading

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Kin and kind (again about kin selection)

Now the details of the story Nowak et al. vs kin selection are in New Yorker. Here is a post by Jerry Coyne with his critique of the article.

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On kin selection (update)

This is an update on this post. The evolutionary biology community answered massively in the last Nature issue. There are total of 5 brief communications stating that Nowak et al. are wrong, who still stand by their work and claim … Continue reading

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On ants, almost

I have just read the paper by Nowak et al.  http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v466/n7310/full/nature09205.html The reaction is mostly wonder who the reviewers were. After browsing the Internet it was good to find out that my amusement is shared by very respectful people: http://johnhawks.net/weblog/topics/evolution/theory/inclusive-fitness-nowak-wilson-2010.htmlContinue reading

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