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We may frequently behave selfishly as individuals, but in our more idealistic moments we honour and admire those who put welfare of others first

“Perhaps one reason for the great appeal of the group-selection theory is that it is thoroughly in tune with the moral and political ideals that most of us share. We may frequently behave selfishly as individuals, but in our more idealistic moments we honour and admire those who put welfare of others first. We get …

Sperms and eggs contribute equal numbers of genes, but eggs contribute far more in the way of food reserves

“Sperms and eggs contribute equal numbers of genes, but eggs contribute far more in the way of food reserves: indeed, sperms make no contribution at all and are simply concerned with transporting their genes as fast as possible to an egg. At the moment of conception, therefore, the father has invested less than his fair …