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.

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