Edward Wilson retracks his theory that altrurism evolved by kin selection

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Article reads: Wilson’s recent about-face on kin selection has stunned the scientific world in part because Wilson was personally responsible for the almost universal embrace of the idea in the first place. While he didn’t come up with the theory, he is often credited with discovering William Hamilton, the graduate student who did, and convincing the scientific community that the young man was onto something big.

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  • John Landon  On April 19, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    It is a remarkable about face for Wilson. He must have suddenly snapped out of it, or else read our blogs

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