Example sentences for: altruism

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

  • One of the heralded potential examples, predator "inspection" in shoaling fish [ 21 ] has proved something of a controversy [ 20 ] . Various authors have questioned whether the observed behaviour is cooperation maintained by reciprocity in a Prisoner's Dilemma at all, rather than simple by-product mutualism [ 22 ] or some other mechanism [ 23 24 ] . In general, other candidate models to explain altruism among non-relatives have tended to be ignored [ 19 25 26 ] , and the usefulness of Prisoner's Dilemma as a paradigm for the study of cooperation is beginning to be brought into question [ 27 ] .

  • When Representative Bill Thomas tells Capitol Gang pundits that Republican apostate Michael Forbes, D-N.Y., switched parties just to get media attention, Mark Shields says, "Let's not pretend that altruism is an operative principle in politics all of a sudden, Bill.

  • In our species, the result of this evolutionary process seems to be a kin-directed altruism that is roughly proportional to the closeness of relatives.

  • Predictably, critics on the left denounced the war, arguing that the U.S. government's motives were suspect because we have often invaded small countries for selfish reasons and have failed to intervene in conflicts when altruism required it.

  • These ‘difficult problems’ are ageing, altruism, human consciousness, complex adaptations, and the origin of living cells.


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