PSAT 4.1 Reading Diagnostic

PSAT 4.1 Reading Diagnostic. The main purpose of presenting Hamilton's rule, as described in Passage 1, is to...what?

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lot of paragraphs One two three or six a it's

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a long one Hi Five sorry Yeah Okay We're done

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skimming The main purpose of presenting hamilton's rule is described

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in passage One is tio What And hear the potential

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answers illustrate Show one of five ug rules They're the

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worst Am i right They're the things that keep us

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from being able to text in class or skateboard on

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private property or ah either soup with a fork It

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says chunky on the can I mean come on And

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now there's this hamilton guy with the rule of his

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own Fortunately rules of a mathematical nature don't harsh our

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buzz all that much eh Milton's rule according to the

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passage says that our times b is greater than c

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where are is the genetic proximity of the relationship between

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the giver and the recipient B is the benefit for

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the recipient And c is the cost that the giver

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incurs In other words as long as two parties air

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close enough and the benefit for the recipient is high

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enough to offset the downside our cost of that relationship

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all the conditions are right for altruism or selflessness to

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occur Shame that we need a mathematical formula to explain

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why one being might show kindness to another but hey

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it is what it is now on to our answer

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choices is the purpose for bringing up hamilton's rule to

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a illustrate why altruism is rare in the animal world

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Not really It might have been unexpected but there's no

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evidence in the passage to support the idea that it's

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rare apparently altruism is all the rage So we can

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nix choice eh Is it be to show why vampire

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bats only help bats that are in close proximity Well

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it's the word lonely that sticks are cross here according

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to the passage vampire bats are more likely to lend

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a helping wing to those nearby but they won't exclusively

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help out their neighbors it's just easier to help out

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the close ones especially if they're feeling sluggish after a

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big satisfying meal of the day Well blood it's their

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equivalent of thanksgiving dinner after chowing down on a bunch

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of hemoglobin all they want to do is cling to

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the ceiling and watch some football we're going to get

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rid of be okay then how about d is hamilton's

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rule brought up to present a theory that differs from

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the passenger's main point No way jose it does nothing

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but support the main point Aii that the conditions for

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altruism and nature can indeed exist You believe otherwise is

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a bit batty so it can't be d which leaves

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us option c to quantify certain animal behaviors right it's

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about assigning actual data to some unusual relationships to explain

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scientifically why some creatures seems so buddy buddy with one

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another We still think it might be a kind of

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keep your friends close and your enemies closer Sort of

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deal like it's Awesome that those vampire bats helped us

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move last weekend But we don't particularly care for the 00:03:16.375 --> [endTime] way they've been eyeing our neck