From Dark Hearts Comes the Kindness of Humankind?Quicklink submitted by Daniel Geery Permalink
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|The report in the jour -nal Evo -lu -tion pro -poses that altru -ism -- society's pro -tec -tion of resources and the col -lec -tive good by pun -ish -ing 'cheaters' -- did not develop as a reac -tion to avarice. Instead, com -mu -nal dis -avowal of greed orig -i -nated when com -pet -ing self -ish indi -vid -u -als sought to con -trol and can -cel out one another. Over time, the direct efforts of the dom -i -nant fat cats to con -tain a few com -peti -tors evolved into a community-wide desire to guard its own well-being.|
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