Kin selection unnecessary for social insects?
September 2, 2010 § Leave a comment
There’s a gathering furore around the recent Nowak/Tarnita/Wilson paper on the evolution of social behavior in social insects. Here’s a description of what the paper says, from Science 2.0; and here’s a sampling of the discussion, from Richard Dawkins, Carl Zimmer and Wired Science.
While we’re at Wired Science, here’s a movie of self-organizing muscle cells. Just as a bonus.
Update: Oops, forgot this nice post about the social insect story from Denim and Tweed.