"I do think that the maintenance of sex is a context in which group selection, selection between species, has actually been important." Web of Stories, John Maynard Smith 65 - Explaining the maintenance of sex.
Saturday, 15 June 2013
The maintenance of sex and group selection
It is often forgotten that John Maynard Smith was not categorically against group or species selection. In fact, he admitted a role of it in the maintenance of sexual reproduction: