An email correspondent of ours isn’t showing enough respect for hybrid black-tip sharks as a meaningful illustration of “evolution” in action.
At the website Credo, our colleague Richard Weikart is writing a clear-eyed series of articles about what happens to ethics when it’s subjected to evolutionary thinking.
To really, really appreciate the gorgeous photos and savor the important and insightful essays by scientists and historians you could do worse than to pick up the physical book.
Life has meaning and some acts are right or wrong because we say so? You might well wonder how an adult could find that convincing.
Applying Darwinian insights to morality is not distorting the theory at all (as it would be for someone to draw moral implications from relativity theory). Rather, it is explicitly part and parcel of Darwin’s own theory of human evolution.