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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 Dr Nick Lane reflects on the chances of life in the universe

21 June 2012

Life: is it inevitable or just a fluke?

If life arises wherever conditions are right, why haven't we heard from aliens, asks Dr Nick Lane?

Read: New Scientist

Nick Lane

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