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Altruism Probably Arose From Selfishness Say Researchers
2013-01-24 08:27:55

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new study in the latest edition of the journal Evolution, one of humanity´s noblest virtues may ironically have its origins in one of our most vile impulses. The quest for the origin of altruism and self-sacrifice in human societies has long captivated the imagination of social scientists and anthropologists. Now, a team of researchers from Princeton University and the University of Arizona has suggested...


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