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An Interview with Frans de Waal


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I think the author is getting on the wrong tact here on debating proper design for human society by arguing if altruism emulates nature. Such "-isms" are a matter of human philosophy and as such should construct our human sphere. Whether nature is "red in tooth and claw" is not the guide to follow in the making of our society. It is the survival of what we find fitting for humanity that is our dilemma. Please don't politicize the science (either).

posted by Robert Ruether
November 12, 2009

 

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