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Competitive Generosity Drives Charitable Donations

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:09:46 +0000

Unconditional generosity is a characteristic of humans on which we pride ourselves, and billions of dollars is donated to hundreds of thousands of charitable organisations every year. But look at it from an evolutionary perspective, and this trait seems difficult to explain. In some situations, giving may have evolved to advertise positive characteristics of the […]

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GEE's Prof Steve Jones elected to membership of the American Philosophical Society

17 May 2011

Warmest congratulations go to Prof Steve Jones who has been elected to membership of the American Philosophical Society, along with two members of the UCL community. 

The American Philosophical Society is the oldest learned society in the United States. It was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.”  Election is a highly prestigious award: only 30 new members were elected this year.  Steve Jones was elected as sole international member, Class, B, Biological Sciences.

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