Sunday, 17 March 2013

Robert Boyd critiques kin selection

This is a pretty technical presentation by group selection advocate Rob Boyd on kin selection and the dust-up relating to it in Nature. It's slides-and-audio only (sorry).

Boyd calls Stuart West and Andy Gardner the "Inclusive fitness mafia" 31 minutes in.

He presents an objection to kin selection theory, calling Hamilton's rule "true but misleading" 50 minutes in. It seems like sour grapes to me.

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