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
"Penguins are 10 times older than humans and have been here for a very, very long time," said Daniel Ksepka, Ph.D., a researcher at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). Dr. Ksepka researches the evolution of penguins and how they came to inhabit the African continent.
Because penguins have been around for over 60 million years, their fossil record is extensive. Fossils that Dr. Ksepka and his colleagues have discovered provide clues about migration patterns and the diversity of penguin species.
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