Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker asserts that infanticide has biological roots. He claims that ancient humans were picky about which babies they would raise to maturity.
Kevin MacDonald is trying to resurrect this troubling legacy of Darwinian theory.
The example that Professor Cristine Legare proffers is schoolyard bullying.
Continuity with our species does not provide any protection at all. This is because the evolutionary process cannot confer any value on humans — or any other species.
Pinker is right that we should formulate our ideas based on evidence, not bias and preconceptions.