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Social insects, merely a “fun house” mirror of human social evolution

  • Hal B. Levine (a1)

Social insects show us very little about the evolution of complex human society. As more relevant literature demonstrates, ultrasociality is a cause rather than an effect of human social evolution.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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