FW: group selection query
From: Pratarelli, Marc E
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 6:10 PM
Subject: group selection queryMight anyone want to help settle a debate we're having in one of my courses regarding the viability of that old notion of group selection? The question we're trying to settle is whether recent reports of a shifting demographic in republicans versus democratics--because the former statistically produce larger families and the latter tend toward smaller ones, is evidence of group selection? Its relevant to the thread that addressed whether religion (or its precursors) naturally selects for itself.
Marc E. Pratarelli, Ph.D., IRB Chair
Professor of Psychology
Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
Department of Psychology
Colorado State University-Pueblo
2200 Bonforte Blvd.
Pueblo, CO 81001