Human exceptionalism is never more obvious than when humans are offering rational-sounding arguments against it.
Readers may recall that New Scientist published an article three days ago on 13 ways we need to “rethink the theory of nature.” Their Number 3 rethink is … Move Over, Selfish Gene. It’s replaced not just by kin selection now but by cultural group selection. Most of the article is paywalled but here’s the Read More…
es, in one phrase, Mazur, author of Darwin Overthrown: Hello Mechanobiology, captures the problem: “he doesn’t define it.” Much Darwinism today survives on the fumes of “evolution” in general.
Clearly, this helping behavior is a surprise to the researchers. But if both Darwinism and their suspicions are correct, it should be a principle of some kind instead. Yet can they afford to check it out?