Archive for February 26th, 2002

An Evolutionary Basis for Human Co-Operation

Tuesday, February 26th, 2002

Much of the prevaling “wisdom” in evolutionary science today assumes that humans formed in a caldron of conflict and competion must thrive on conflict and competition. This belief is frequently used to excuse much of the adversity in our present world. While I agree that conflict and adversity were common experience of early humanity, there is a growing evidence for cooperation as a powerful adaptation allowing groups of humans to overcome adversity. Contributing editor Jivan Vatayan shares some of that evidence with us this morning in his article: The Primacy of Cooperation. (02/26/02)


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The Bush-Putin Axis and a Review

Tuesday, February 26th, 2002

A new voice at CommUnity of Minds gives us food for thought about the recent discovery by George W. Bush that he and Vladimir Putin are “soul mates”. He goes on to review a recent book by Octavia Butler that may help us better prepare for the impact of the Fossil Fuel Depletion-Overpopulation Crisis. (02/26/02)
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