Evolution for Everyone

Archives for February, 2011

As readers of this blog know, I am increasingly using evolution to make a difference in a practical sense, in the formulation of public policy through the Evolution Institute and in my own community through the Binghamton Neighborhood Project. I chronicle my odyssey in my newest book, The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My…

So far I have paid homage to George Williams for his clear thinking about adaptation and natural selection, including his principle for evaluating whether a trait counts as a group-level adaptation (see part I). George was wrong when he made the empirical claim that “group-related adaptations do not, in fact, exist”, but it is thanks…