Global Darwin: Contempt for competition

Todes, Daniel
November 2009
Nature;11/5/2009, Vol. 462 Issue 7269, p36
Academic Journal
In this article the author discusses aspects regarding the response of Russian naturalists on the struggle for existence theory and metaphors of Charles Darwin. It states that cultural traditions and experiences of the Russian naturalists differ in many ways with the evolution by natural selection theory of Darwin and his fellow theorist. It notes that the naturalists were able to develop the theory of mutual aid or cooperation which expresses the importance of intraspecific competition.


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