The Handicap Principle: A Missing Piece of Darwin's Puzzle

@inproceedings{Zehavi1997TheHP,
  title={The Handicap Principle: A Missing Piece of Darwin's Puzzle},
  author={Amots Zehavi and Avishag Zahavi},
  year={1997}
}
Ever since Darwin, animal behaviour has intrigued and perplexed human observers. The elaborate mating rituals, lavish decorative displays, complex songs, calls, dances and many other forms of animal signalling raise fascinating questions. To what degree can animals communicate within their own species and even between species? What evolutionary purpose do such communications serve? Perhaps most importantly, what can animal signalling tell us about our own non-verbal forms of communication? In… CONTINUE READING

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