Saturday, September 8, 2007

Weekend reading

October 2007 Atlantic Monthly
The Selfless Gene

It’s easy to see how evolution can account for the dark streaks in human nature—the violence, treachery, and cruelty. But how does it produce kindness, generosity, and heroism?

by Olivia Judson, an evolutionary biologist at Imperial College London.

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