Group Selection

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I'd love to see lw posts that discuss/critique the group selection ideas of E.O. Wilson, David Sloan Wilson, and Herbert Gintis. Should the wiki cite outside non-LW sources on such issues? --MichaelBishop 19:48, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

The wiki is primarily for systematization and clarification of the topics already discussed on the blog. New material should go through the blog. --Vladimir Nesov 15:37, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

The reference to the model on the Gene Expression webpage should be removed, as that model does not include group selection. Group selection means the effect of selection at the level of the group. That model does not incorporate selection at the level of the group. PhilGoetz (talk) 16:44, 14 December 2014 (AEDT)

The discussion of birth ratios makes no sense. If group selection predicts higher female/male birth ratios, individual selection by the same token predicts higher male/female ratios. The fact that the ratio is nearly 1:1 then indicates a compromise between group selection and individual selection. Since individual selection exists, this would seem to be a proof rather than a disproof of the counterbalancing existence of group selection. PhilGoetz (talk) 18:06, 14 December 2014 (AEDT)