Saturday, 27 September 2014

Cultural group selection - bibliography

I have previously posted bibliographies of cultural kin selection and the closely-related topic of tag-based cooperation. However some academics have been studying the same topic under a different name and using different models and approaches.

Most bibliographies of cultural group selection seem to be in pre-internet document formats: devoid of links. Here's an HTML linkified one:

Monday, 1 September 2014

Group selection is surprisingly popular

Some statistics follow:

Google trends:

Google NGRAM:

Google scholar:

  • "group selection": 66,000;
  • "kin selection": 29,300;
  • "inclusive fitness": 21,500;

Even if you add together the "kin selection" and "inclusive fitness" volumes, "group selection" often comes out on top.

Group selection doesn't look particularly down-trodden - from this data.