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Eight Criticisms Not to Make About Group Selection
Evolution
  • Omar Tonsi Eldakar, University of Arizona
  • David Sloan Wilson, Binghamton University--SUNY
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
4-3-2011
Keywords
  • Group selection,
  • Multilevel selection,
  • Peer review process
Disciplines
Peer Reviewed
1
Abstract

Group selection, which was once widely rejected as a significant evolutionary force, is now accepted by all who seriously study the subject. There is still widespread confusion about group selection, however, not only among students and the general public, but among professional evolutionists who do not directly study the subject. We list eight criticisms that are frequently invoked against group selection, which can be permanently laid to rest based upon current knowledge. Experts will always find something to critique about group selection, as for any important subject, but these eight criticisms are not among them. Laying them to rest will enable authors to openly use the term group selection without being handicapped during the review process.

ORCID ID
0000-0002-4807-4979
DOI
10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01290.x
Citation Information
Omar Tonsi Eldakar and David Sloan Wilson. "Eight Criticisms Not to Make About Group Selection" Evolution Vol. 65 Iss. 6 (2011) p. 1523 - 1526 ISSN: 0014-3820
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/omar-eldakar/4/