Does Kin Selection Explain Altruism? | WBEZ
Skip to main content

Stuff You Should Know

Does Kin Selection Explain Altruism?

There’s a curious puzzle unanswered by the theory of evolution: why do some animals give up their chance to reproduce to help others reproduce instead? For decades biologists have suggested family was the reason, but that has recently been challenged.

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.

CLOSE X