Episode 901: The Good Show

Apr 7, 2012

In this episode, a question that haunted Darwin: if natural selection boils down to the survival of the fittest, why would one creature stick its neck out to help another? Is altruism an aberration, or just an elaborate guise for sneaky self-interest? Do we really live in a selfish, dog-eat-dog world? Or has evolution carved out a hidden code that rewards genuine cooperation?

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