What can evolution tell us about morality?
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What can evolution tell us about morality?

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Has the story of human evolution moved beyond “survival of the fittest?” What if instead of seeing humans as ultra-competitors, we saw ourselves as an ultra-social, super-cooperative species? Join us as we examine human morality through the lens of evolution. Read our contributors' thoughts as they explore the biological and cultural foundations for the development of morality, and share your own ideas on the roots of morality.


As part of our Questions series, we hosted Love + Evolution, a special live event in partnership with Wisconsin Public Radio's To the Best of Our Knowledge. Featuring Jeff Schloss and David Sloan Wilson, the evening explored the science of love, lust, romance, and altruism through conversation, comedy, and live music. 


This series was made possible through the generous support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The opinions expressed here are those of the Center's Scholars and Contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.


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