John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey
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Born to Be Good

From anthropologist...

Survival of the nicest.

Are altruism and morality artificial outgrowths of culture, created by humans to maintain social order? Or is there, instead, a biological foundation to ethical behavior?

In other words, are we inherently good?

After being told again and again that "altruism = genetic selfishness in disguise" it's nice to see somebody explore the idea that maybe it isn't, after all.

-The Gneech
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