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1 Dawkins, Chs. 7, 8, 9 Family planning Battle of the generations Battle of the sexes
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2 Questions 1. According to Dawkins, when should a parent forgo reproduction? 2. Should a mother have favorites or should she behave equally altruistically toward all her children? 3. In the battle of the sexes, what is the domestic bliss strategy? 4. In the battle of the sexes, what is the he-man strategy?
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3 Review & Ch. 7 Family Planning Dawkins argues in favor of genic selection potential problem for Dawkins anomaly of altruistic behavior does kin selection resolve? (Ch. 6) does reciprocal altruism resolve? (Ch. 10) Dawkins argues against group selection against view of, e.g., V.C. Wynne-Edwards e.g, sacrifice self reproduction for aid of group in face of over-population (p. 110ff)
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4 Wynne-Edwards (Dawkins argues against this) organisms census population epideictic behavior (p. 115) aggregate in large flocks to estimate numbers given overpopulation organisms voluntarily forgo reproduction for "good of the group" so as not to overexploit the food supply
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2009 for the course PHIL phil256 taught by Professor Darden during the Spring '09 term at Maryland.

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