Over the past few years there has been a resurgence of interest in group/multilevel selection as an explanatory framework, particularly with respect to cooperative behaviour in humans and eusocial animals.
We at the London Evolutionary Research Network think this is a fascinating and timely topic, and were pleased to the debate:
Is natural selection at the group level an important evolutionary force?
Four eminent speakers discussed the motion:
Professor of Evolutionary Biology, University of Oxford
Professor of Economics, Santa Fe Intitute, University of Siena, and Central European University
Professor of Philosophy of Science, University of Bristol
Professor of Biology, University of Reading