Cooperation and Specialisation without Kin Selection

  title={Cooperation and Specialisation without Kin Selection},
  author={David Hales},
We present a model that demonstrates the evolution of groups composed of cooperative individuals performing specialised functions. Specialisation and cooperation results from an evolutionary process in which selection and reproduction is based on individual fitness. Specialists come to help (through the donation of resources) their non-kingroup members, optimising their behaviour as a team and producing a fitter group. The mechanism that promotes this benevolent, cooperative group behaviour is… CONTINUE READING

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forthcoming), Smart Agents Don’t Need Kin – Evolving Specialised and Cooperative Groups

  • D. Essex. Hales
  • Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis,
  • 2001
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