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'Evolution will punish you if you're selfish and mean'

Layne Cameron
Michigan State University
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:28 CDT

Two Michigan State University evolutionary biologists offer new evidence that evolution doesn't favor the selfish, disproving a theory popularized in 2012.

"We found evolution will punish you if you're selfish and mean," said lead author Christoph Adami, MSU professor of microbiology and molecular genetics. "For a short time and against a specific set of opponents, some selfish organisms may come out ahead. But selfishness isn't evolutionarily sustainable."

The paper appears in the current issue of Nature Communications and focuses on game theory, which is used in biology, economics, political science and other disciplines. Much of the last 30 years of research has focused on how cooperation came to be, since it's found in many forms of life, from single-cell organisms to people.

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Darwin question

Darwin question, according to evolution, is there any reason healthy, strong and good looking women should not be dominated by the strongest men?

And can anyone give a reason why wimpy nerdy cruel scientists should not be "fixed"

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So what they're saying is

So what they're saying is that it's not morally wrong to murder someone, but it will decrease the probability of you replicating your DNA. Therefore, it's not a good idea to kill.

Proof Enough for Me

I know the more money I have, and the more I'm willing to share it, the more girlfriends and sex I have.

Not Science

Should be posted under the humor section .. what a joke