Collaboration

The Origins of Collaboration

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The Origins of Collaboration

Collaboration, it turns out, has evolutionary advantages, and humans aren’t the only species that benefits from acting in cooperation with one another. According to the cover story in the latest issue of Scientific American, cooperation has driven evolution since the very beginnings of life on this planet. The classic example in nature is that of the beehive – worker bees all cooperating to support their queen and, thereby, perpetuate their hive. Elephants collaborate by gathering together to protect their young in the face of a predator. We humans have a long history of engaging...

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