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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 Mark Thomas discusses when it comes to culture, the more the merrier, and brain size in The Times' Eureka science supplement

21 June 2012

7 June 2012

For 45,000 years, human culture has been playing a numbers game. If there hadn’t been lots of us, we might not have been at all, says Professor Mark Thomas (UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment).


Eureka pdf (More the merrier...)

Eureka pdf (brain size)

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