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36 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 07 November 2007 07:47AM

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Comment author: Barkley_Rosser 09 November 2007 06:04:44PM 0 points [-]

Caledonian,

Your distinction between altruism and the more general "group-friendly" is useful and relevant.

TGGP,

Regarding artificial selection it is worth remembering that this was one of the major examples that Darwin himself emphasized in Origin of the Species, the efficacy and effect of efforts at artificial breeding and selection by humans of both plants and animals.