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Selfish Traits Not Favoured By Evolution, Study Shows


Science & Tech  (tags: evolution, research, interesting )

Marty
- 256 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Evolution does not favour selfish people, according to new research. This challenges a previous theory which suggested it was preferable to put yourself first. Instead, it pays to be co-operative, shown in a model of "the prisoner's dilemma"



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Freya H. (286)
Friday August 2, 2013, 11:08 am
No surprise! Help others, and they are more likely to come to your aid. Behave selfishly, and you'll end up stewing in your own juice. Actually, all of us humans need to read this article and take it to heart - not just for dealing with other people, but dealing with other species.
 

Lindsey O. (19)
Friday August 2, 2013, 1:20 pm
Actually, no matter what you do, it's selfish. Since if we cooperate in order to get what we want......we're doing it for ourselves. People always do what they believe, one way or another, is in their own best interests.
 

Dave C. (204)
Friday August 2, 2013, 1:26 pm
interesting......however, all I see is that our combined human selfishness is slowly destroying our world's ability to sustain life via pollution, climate change, and resource depletion......
 

John S. (294)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 3:13 am
But being helpful in a group does not mean you help all groups. We called it tribal in the old days.
 
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