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Altruism's Bloody Roots
Format: Magazine Article
Publication Year: 2009
Source ID: shanti-sources-47426
Collection: Altruism
Abstract: By favoring acts of battlefield selflessness, Stone Age warfare might have accelerated the development of altruism.A computer model of cultural evolution and between-group competition primed with data taken from studies of mankind's hyperviolent early years suggests a bloody origin for a celebrated modern behavior.