The metaphor of selfish goals is misguided. Organisms can be considered vessels that further the interests of their genes, but not vessels that further the interests of their goals. Although goals can act at cross-purposes to each other and to longevity, such trade-offs are predicted by evolutionary theory. The metaphor of selfish goals provides no purchase on this problem.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Behavioral and Brain Sciences|
|State||Published - Apr 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
- Behavioral Neuroscience