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group selection

a process whereby selection supposedly operates on a unit consisting of two or more individuals of a group so that characters which are beneficial to the group (as opposed to an individual) are selected. The concept is somewhat dubious and generally unaccepted.
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In either case, comparison individuals are typically selected based on their similarity to intervention participants during a baseline period prior to the intervention; however, comparison group selection becomes complicated when there is rolling entry of participants into the intervention over multiple time periods.
Five classes were recognized and were the basis for assessing the relative importance of different cultural factors on silviculture in the different countries: coppice systems, even-aged systems and plantations, irregular shelterwood, group selection, and single tree selection.
New arguments surrounding group selection and sociobiology are summarized.
Different beamforming group selection leads to various transmitting rates, then influences the overall network performances.
At present, empirical guidance on the valuation performance of multiples whose peer group selection was based on optimal, sector-specific, PGVs does not exist.
Typical examples include group selection [3-5], kin selection [6,7], direct/indirect reciprocity [8, 9], altruistic punishment [1, 10, 11], other-regarding preferences [12-14], the social heuristic hypothesis [15], and the interdependence hypothesis [16].
In so doing, he places the current disputes on evolutionary theory, particularly those between proponents of individual versus group selection, into a proper social, historical, and intellectual context.
The researchers note that randomization occurred at the facility level rather than at the individual level, and that it was impossible to blind study participants to their group selection, which increased the possibility of bias.
The boundary that separates the two fields of study is the principle of group selection. Skeptics ask: How can individuals whose genes are programmed only for survival and reproduction cooperate together as the prime constituents of social groups that compete successfully against other groups of the same species?
The cornerstone of Wilson's grand design is a controversial theory of evolution called "multilevel group selection." He surveys the relevant scientific literature in a previous book, Darwin's Cathedral: Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002).
Until very recently, most discussions of evolved human sociality turned endlessly on an inconclusive debate between proponents of "inclusive fitness" theory and proponents of "group selection' (Alexander; Boehm, Moral Origins; Hamilton, "Rule," "Aptitudes"; Nesse; Pinker, "Allure"; Sober and Wilson; Trivers; D.

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