Author: Denyse O'Leary
Evolutionary Conundrum: Is Religion a Useful, Useless, or Harmful Adaptation?
These theories about religion have two things in common.
If Naturalism Can Explain Religion, Why Does It Get So Many Basic Facts Wrong?
Naturalism, the idea that nature is all there is, has no shortage of theories seeking to explain religion.
How Can We Believe in Naturalism if We Have No Choice?
If a particular view of human nature consistently produces bad results among normal human beings, is that not evidence against its correctness?
An Evolutionary Challenge: Explaining Away Compassion, Philanthropy, and Self-Sacrifice
British geneticist J. B. S. Haldane said, we are told, that he would risk his life for two brothers or eight cousins.
Branding Popular Arts and Culture for Darwin
The most ambitious venture so far may be New York Times columnist David Brooks’s novel The Social Animal, about an evolutionarily happy couple.