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Is altruism written in our DNA?

I remembered reading somewhere that our cells will sacrifice something like 70% of their water content to aid nearby injured cells. Can someone more scientifically versed in this subject expound further on this phenomenon?

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  • Nov 18 2012: I agree with Ed. There are too many possible examples to think otherwise. Try to discourage non-swimmers from jumping into the water to rescue a drowning person.
    • Nov 18 2012: Yes

      Good example and my I add there are countless examples of humans ( Homo Sapian Sapians) meaning Aware of their existence therefore also aware ( be it semi-consciously) that the other person(s) is themselves - no-devision on the higher plains of conscious.

      This was Darwin's point when he said "survival of the fittest" it wasn't survival of the physically strongest....that standard mis-quotation that has been spread around for over a century ....it was referring to his observation that "survival" was strongest among groups that practiced Compassion.......this observation has been noted in all sciences ...so much so that when Time Magazine asked for submissions for "Man of the Century" scientists recommended Darwin because he identified what was so common to their research at the deepest level. But, politics being what it is they war not heard.

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