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Hominids, coalitions, and weapons; not vehicles

Moore, Jim (1994) Hominids, coalitions, and weapons; not vehicles. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract

Pace Wilson & Sober, group selection has not won over biology. However, the combination of fission/fusion organization (favoring coalition formation and relatively complex tactical behavior) with weapons (which in conjunction with group and/or ambush attacks greatly reduce the costs to actors of lethal inter- and intragroup aggression) create circumstances which may well have favored group selection in hominid evolution.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:hominid, violence, cooperation, weapon, group selection
Subjects:Biology > Behavioral Biology
Biology > Evolution
Biology > Sociobiology
Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
ID Code:173
Deposited By:Moore, Jim
Deposited On:06 Sep 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53

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