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The Evolution of War and its Cognitive Foundations

@inproceedings{Tooby2006TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of War and its Cognitive Foundations},
  author={John Tooby},
  year={2006}
}
Coalitional aggression evolved because it allowed participants in such coalitions to promote their fitness by gaining access to disputed reproduction enhancing resources that would otherwise be denied to them. Far fewer species manifest coalitional aggression than would be expected on the basis of the actual distribution of social conditions that would favor its evolution. The exploitation of such opportunities depends on the solution by individuals of highly complex and specialized information… 
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