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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction
Pt. I Sociobiology and Politics in Theory: Debate on Group Selection as a Basis for Analysis of Group Behavior
Group Selection and the Evolution of Culture 3
Holistic Darwinism: Synergy and the New Evolutionary Paradigm 17
Beyond the Supercomputer: Social Groups as Self-Invention Machines 43
Complexity Versus Hierarchy in Biological Explanation 65
Pt. II Sociobiology and Politics in Practice: Empirical Studies and Argumentative Perspectives
Below-Replacement Fertility and Gender Politics 91
Race Differences: A Global Perspective 119
Creating Evolutionarily Effective Groups: Judaism as a Case Study 137
The Politics of Peace in Preindustrial Societies: The Adaptive Rationale Behind Corroboree and Calumet 159
Evolutionary Social and Developmental Feminization of the Human Male 193
Toward the Antheap, the Drugged Society or? 203
Power Through Art 215
Pt. III (Socio)biology and Politics: The Public Debate of "Dangerous" Ideas
The Public Image of Sociobiology and Evolution 231
Dangerous Ideas in Dutch Politics: Evolutionary Theory as a Political Issue in the Netherlands 239
Truth and Consequences in the Sociobiology Debate and Beyond 249
Can Behavioral Science Change Society? Should We Want to Try? 275
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