resources on species selection
April 4, 2011 12:26 PM Subscribe
What traits can a group of organisms possess that an individual cannot possess (e.g. a ratio of males to females)? To put it more generally: in reference to units of selection, can you cite any examples of a whole being greater than the sum of its parts (particularly the sum of its genes)?
posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam to science & nature (8 answers total)
I am researching species selection. I would appreciate any good essays, books, articles, etc on this topic. I'm currently reading a relevant chapter from Gould's Structure of Evolutionary Theory, but Gould is incredibly long-winded and I have a deadline to meet.