Links this week:
- David Dobbs takes on the Selfish Gene. Dawkins responds (as does Jerry Coyne, three times). I’m generally with Dawkins and Coyne on the theme (if not every detail) of this argument. I’d go as far to say that I wish the selfish gene concept would make a comeback in some areas.
- Martin Nowak and E.O Wilson, this time with Ben Allen, have launched another broadside at inclusive fitness. Allen posts on the paper (and if anyone can point me to any commentary on the paper, it would be appreciated – it seems a bit quiet compared to Nowak and Wilson’s paper with Tarnita).
- The Human Behavior and Evolution Society has kicked in some cash (thanks!) to support early career researchers to attend the Cooperation and Conflict in the Family Conference.
- A new journal – Cosmos & Taxis: Studies in Emergent Order and Organization – has launched. The first issue is available.
Otherwise, I’m now back from holidays and almost over some tropical fever I managed to pick up, so regular blogging should recommence in the next few days.