evolution


The New Eugenics

Michael Cook | 14 December 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: eugenics, evolution, genetics
Some scientists are haunted by the idea of genetic degeneracy.


Have we evolved to argue?

Zac Alstin | 17 May 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: evolution, philosophy, reason
Forget about truth. The reason we can reason is to win arguments, say evolutionary psychologists.


Babies made us “the nicest apes”

Carolyn Moynihan | 13 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child development, evolution, motherhood
Two years ago an American primatologist named Sarah Blaffer Hrdy published a book arguing that human beings evolved as a co-operative species in response not only to the needs of infants but to their charm.


Wisdom from your local zoo

Denyse O'Leary | 01 March 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: evolution, media, relationships
Updating Dear Abby and Ann Landers, a British newspaper has engaged an evolutionary agony aunt. 


The new revelation

Denyse O'Leary | 31 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: evolution, religion
Have aeons of natural selection hardwired human beings to be religious?


The shock and awe of creation

Leslie Tomory | 29 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: atheism, evolution
Are God and evolution really incompatible? Not if you examine the question carefully.


Darwin’s disciples today

Carson Holloway | 27 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Darwin, evolution, Peter Singer
Political theorists of all hues claim that Darwin gives scientific credibility to their own theories. One of these is Peter Singer.


The origins of Darwinian political thought

Carson Holloway | 26 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Darwin, evolution
A number of writers about politics and morality have drawn inspiration from Darwin's theory of evolution. How successful were they? First of a two-part series. 


Can evolution explain religion?

Denyse O'Leary | 10 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: evolution, evolutionary psychology, religion
Evolutionary psychologists offer two contradictory explanations for the existence of religion. They can't both be right, but they can both be wrong.


Vive la différence! – but how did it begin?

Dorothy Vining | 24 November 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Darwin, evolution, sexual reproduction
Did Darwin forget to ask how sexual reproduction evolved?


Evolution? Please leave God out of it

Patrick Gilligan | 23 September 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: evolution, religion, science
Evolutionists weaken their case by bringing God's existence into the discussion.


Consider the peacock’s tail

Dorothy Vining | 03 February 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Darwinism, evolution, natural selection
When he did, even Darwin had trouble believing in his theory of natural selection.


Aping their betters

Margaret Somerville | 05 December 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: animals, evolution, Peter Singer
If animals co-operate to benefit their community, does it mean they are ethical beings?


‘Darwin? That’s just the party line’

Wayne Eyre | 02 November 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: Darwinism, evolution
Many scientists don't believe that science is the only religion in town.


Monkeying about with evolution

Phillip Elias | 18 July 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: Darwin, evolution
Why do some people of faith distrust evolutionists? The reasons can be found in the notorious Scopes Monkey Trial. 


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