Monday, August 3, 2015

Cooperating for Selfish Reasons

An Ethiopian Wolf photographed by Gert Vankrunkelsven.
Image available at Wikimedia.
If you were a young adult Ethiopian wolf, you would have a choice to make: Should you be a member of a monogamous breeding pair or a helper to an already established breeding pair (who are probably your parents)? The choice seems obvious, right? I mean, who wants to be a helper? Why should you forgo all the glory and status of being part of the breeding pair to be a babysitter?

Today I am revisiting my thoughts on the motivations to cooperate from an article I wrote in the early days of The Scorpion and the Frog. You can read the article in it's entirety here.

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