Example sentences for: altruism

How can you use “altruism” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • "Until now, we have always depended strictly on altruism."

  • The second problem with the idea of some iron law correlating altruism with genetic relatedness--and thus correlating natural discord with genetic difference--is at least slightly more accessible.

  • 1: Genes are smart . People often assume that kin-selected altruism is foolproof; that a gene can magically sense copies of itself in other organisms--or, at least, can somehow ascertain with perfect accuracy which organisms are close relatives of its own host organism and thus may carry copies of itself.

  • When genes confine altruism to kin, and deny it to needy non-kin, they are in fact failing spectacularly to be efficiently selfish.

  • They are assuming, in other words, that there is a universal law dictating that altruism between individuals be proportional to their degree of genetic relatedness--and that natural discord among people thus will be proportional to their genetic difference.

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