According to the passage and lecture, altruism is a type of behavior that could be found either in

animals or humans. However, the lecture emphasizes in one example for each of them. The
professor, began talking about the meerkats, an animal that use the altruism to protect and supply
food for their own group. These animals are using their own hunt and ..technique

By the other hand, as in the lecture was mentioned, human beings are involved with altruism
when people decide to donate organs or blood to strangers. In this case, they are sacrificing their
own .. to others.

Both the passage and the lecture discuss altruism in humans and animals, making emphasize in
the case of the meerkats. Even though they both deal with the same issues, some of their key
ideas are in conflict.

On one hand, the passage states that meerkats can be considered as an altruist animal in the
sense that one of them acts individually, sacrificing food and its life in order to protect the group.
The passage argues that when the meerkat is doing the guard, it does not eat. On the contrary, the
lecturer confirms that before going on duty, the meerkat eats; therefore, it protects the group
with a full stomach.

On the other hand, while the passage argues that the sentinel is the one that is in more danger,
the lecture states that it has more opportunities to survive in the sense that its position gives him
more chances to scape. Also, the lecture highlights the fact that when the sentinel gives the alarm,
the group has different reactions which will eventually call the attention of the predator, giving
the sentinel more time to find a save place.

When it comes to humans, the passage argues that an altruistic individual has little or no gain as a
result of its actions. The lecture on the other hand focus on the fact that individuals might gain
appreciation and self-worth. Consequently, it takes into account the non material reward an
action may bring with it.