Posted: Oct 06, 2017 11:18 am
by Shrunk
He didn't even want to consider symbiosis, collectivism and cooperation.

Whether that's true, I honestly don't know. I'm not able to read the minds of people who are dead, and your sole source seems to be a book that has received excoriating reviews and which has been demonstrated to be rife with obvious errors.

What we do know is that those factors have been considered since Darwin, often by people with clear ideological axes to grind (c.f. Lynn Margulis), and have failed to find substantial evidentiary support. So it appears, for whatever reasons, that Darwin was correct in rejecting them.