Friday, October 8, 2010
279 / The Group
The Nation Magazine is the oldest weekly magazine still being published in the United States. In "The Group," an article that appeared recently in The Nation's "Books & the Arts" section, Miriam Markowitz explores the life of George Price, with particular attention to an equation Price derived that is said to prove that "group selection" is the real way that evolution works.
I'm not good with numbers. Books and articles that contain formulas make me want to turn the page. I just don't get it.
I do get the idea, however, that "we" are more important than "I."
If you're mathematically inclined, maybe you'd like to track down the Price equation. I'm satisfied, myself, that we are all in this together, and that we need to "cooperate," not "compete" if we hope to survive.