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Huge flaw around 3:00 "…genes surviving within species rather than individuals". WTF?? Talk about needing to "look it up in a book"!

He misspoke but you can see what he means. (a) In general he's referring to the fact that copies of my genes existing in other individuals as well as myself creates a selective advantage for me in promoting those genes and (b) he might have in mind models like Eliot Sober's which suggest altruistic behaviours might come about as a result of (gene originated) strategies of altruism promoting the fitness of certain sub-groups as a whole even if there are, nonetheless, some free riders (the global percentage population of altruists can rise even if the percentage of altruists in the sub group falls simply because of the benefit those altruists give to the fecundity of the sub-group).

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