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Nature: Keep shouting to save science

Sure. That’ll work. From Nature: Keep shouting to save science: As political leaders on either side of the Atlantic set out contrasting positions on science funding, researchers everywhere need to ensure that their voices are heard. It is the best and worst of political times for science. … The US government has always been one […]

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Darwinism: Kin selection row goes on… and on… now a deafening din

From ENV: Kin selectionists think that natural selection favors genes of related individuals. The idea, also called inclusive fitness, purports to explain self-sacrifice in animals and humans — why worker ants serve the queen without reproducing themselves, and why humans put themselves in danger for their families. Some of their genes, presumably, will be passed […]