1964 Altruism

The book of science

Tom Sharp

W. D. Hamilton sociobiology


Hamilton’s rule

Every creature

Auguste Compte coined the word altruisme in 1830, but the practice of kindness toward others is a major part of all world religions. The wealth of humankind is not in gold or money, nor power, nor influence; it is in our love for the earth and all the creatures in it.

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