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Intrinsic biological mechanism that compels isolated animals to seek out companionship

https://www.quantamagazine.org/new-evidence-for-the-necessity-of-loneliness-20160510/ But how did these powerful communities come to exist in the first place? Cacioppo proposes that the root of social ties lies in their…

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Evolution can move at warp speed

If there’s one thing to learn from the tuskless elephants of Mozambique, it’s that evolution can move at warp speed — The New York Times…

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Maynard Smith argued that since everyone dies, evolution does not benefit individuals

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/iage/201804/aging-is-not-genetic-dustbin By 1973 John Maynard Smith and George Price introduced game theory to evolutionary problems. While classic game theory sees players making rational choices on…

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Evolution and Altruism

https://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/how-does-social-behavior-evolve-13260245?error=cookies_not_supported&code=d01bd919-8d8c-47e2-b054-76ac5635bf20 The benefits of social life typically occur when one individual is the benefactor of an act of altruism. An altruistic act is one that…

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