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The Evolution of the Golden Rule

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Science  20 Feb 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5661, pp. 1128-1131
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5661.1128

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Summary

Humans and other primates have a keen sense of fairness and a tendency to cooperate, even when it does them no discernible good.