In this talk about leadership by Simon Sinek, what connections to evolution and group selection can you spot/make? What selective pressures do you think led to the human traits Simon Sinek discusses?
To prepare for our discussion of evolution, read one of the following Biology by Raven 20.1, 20.3, 20.4 (20.2 optional) and 22.5 (adaptive radiation). You might also find it useful to read these as well:
- EO Wilson’s Life on Earth chapter 3
- OpenStax Biology 18.1 and part of 18.2 (adaptive radiation)
Also, watch this TED talk by Jonathan Haidt to get acquainted with group selection, altruism and the free-rider problem.
There may be a short quiz during class on these materials.
Selection (natural, artificial, inadvertent/accidental)
The Free-Rider Problem
Optional: Fitness, Gene Flow, Genetic Drift