Are the pathogens of out-groups really more dangerous?

Abstract

We question the plausibility of Fincher and Thornhill's argument that localised pathogen-host coevolution leads to out-groups having pathogens more damaging than those infecting one's own family or religious group.

Citation

De Barra, M.; Curtis, V. Are the pathogens of out-groups really more dangerous? Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2012) 35 (02) 85-86. [DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X11000975]

Are the pathogens of out-groups really more dangerous?

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