The Evolution of the Golden Rule

  title={The Evolution of the Golden Rule},
  author={Gretchen Vogel},
  pages={1128 - 1131}
  • G. Vogel
  • Published 20 February 2004
  • Art
  • Science
Humans and other primates have a keen sense of fairness and a tendency to cooperate, even when it does them no discernible good. 

Altruism may arise from individual selection.

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