Darwin missed something profound

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Article reads: Yet despite the importance of what Darwin called the “struggle for life most severe”, it does not tell the whole story. Something profound is missing – and as we argue in our new book, that something is co-operation. Creatures of every persuasion and level of complexity co-operate to live. Some of the earliest bacteria formed strings, in which certain cells in each living filament died to nourish their neighbours. Today, ants form societies of millions of individuals that can solve complex problems; bees tirelessly harvest pollen for the good of the hive; and mole rats generously allow peers to dine on their droppings.

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