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The Price Equation

James A.R. Marshall

in Social Evolution and Inclusive Fitness Theory: An Introduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161563
eISBN:
9781400866564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161563.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter considers a general description of natural selection: the Price equation. Developed by George Price in the late 1960s, the Price equation can be applied to the change of any quantity ... More


Experiencing Evolution: Psychological Responses to the Claims of Science and Religion

Ronald L. Numbers

in Science and Christianity in Pulpit and Pew

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320374
eISBN:
9780199851379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320374.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at possible conflict created by the idea of evolution. Although evolution provoked far fewer psychological crises than is sometimes assumed, this discussion reveals that some ... More


Altruism and Inclusive Fitness

Richard Mcelreath and Robert Boyd

in Mathematical Models of Social Evolution: A Guide for the Perplexed

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226558264
eISBN:
9780226558288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226558288.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Ground squirrels don't always dive for safety at the first sign of a predator, but instead sometimes they stand stiffly and give a shrill alarm call that alerts other squirrels to the predator. ... More


Animal Conflict

Richard Mcelreath and Robert Boyd

in Mathematical Models of Social Evolution: A Guide for the Perplexed

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226558264
eISBN:
9780226558288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226558288.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Resources are often scarce, and scarcity often leads to conflict. The form of conflict ranges from subtle supplants in which one animal departs at the other's approach to escalated fights in which ... More


Introduction

Christopher M. Rios

in After the Monkey Trial: Evangelical Scientists and a New Creationism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256679
eISBN:
9780823261383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256679.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The introduction establishes the framework for the pages that follow by recalling how the infamous “Monkey Trial” of 1925 both symbolized and perpetuated the conflict thesis, the idea that science ... More


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