56124Re: [evol-psych] Warfare as suicide
- Aug 1, 2007On Wed, 1 Aug 2007, Julienne wrote:
> But it would seem clear to me that such sacrifice is notTrue enough, when the sacrifice involves forfeiting or risking
> selected by everyone - and more people do NOT choose it
> than choose it.
one's life, but the mechanisms of group selection require that just some
members of the aggregate possess this tendency - enough to give the group
a competitive edge (often by sheer intimidation, as in the case of youth
gangs, terrorist organizations, and guard bees)
Irwin Silverman, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Psychology
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