David Sloan Wilson explains why group-level selection is required for altruism, compassion, and other prosocial behaviors to survive in a Darwinian world. He was interviewed following a lecture titled “Compassion and Altruism from an Integrated Evolutionary Perspective” that was sponsored by Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE).
Series of blog posts: Truth and reconciliation for group selection (David Sloan Wilson)
Journal article: Wilson, David Sloan (2011) Instant Expert: Evolution of Selfless Behavior. New Scientist
The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness, by Oren Solomon Harmon
Evolutionary Restraints: The Contentious History of Group Selection, by Mark E. Borello[embed_video youtube=”http://youtu.be/INJ4rKXXmwo” vimeo=””][/embed_video]