Logo IMG

An Interview with Frans de Waal


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 @ 11:12 PM

I will argue(*) that the combination of genetic imperative and 'uniquely human _deliberative capability_ drives us ineluctably to 'the life-form living as long as possible as a life-form' (and its whatever attendant 'subspeciations'). This, necessarily then, also drives us past all 'temporalities' such as discussed in the interview.
posted by Perry Bezanis
November 13, 2009 @ 12:03 PM

i know that your not a physist but i need help... you see i am a 13 year old child at east hoke middle, in joke county(28376. Now, this year i am working on a very complex science fair project... inwhich is to convert sound to light. now i have figure most of it out. or atleat i think... so, what i want to ask is if you will show this message to some of your science friends. please contact me at 910-273-9475 before january 20 2010. i will then give you the information. thank you
posted by Kyle Lohman
December 30, 2009 @ 10:59 PM

i ment hoke county not joke county
posted by Kyle Lohman
December 30, 2009 @ 11:01 PM


Connect With Us:


Sigma Xi/Amazon Smile (SciNight)

Subscribe to Free eNewsletters!

RSS Feed Subscription

Receive notification when new content is posted from the entire website, or choose from the customized feeds available.

Read Past Issues on JSTOR

JSTOR, the online academic archive, contains complete back issues of American Scientist from 1913 (known then as the Sigma Xi Quarterly) through 2005.

The table of contents for each issue is freely available to all users; those with institutional access can read each complete issue.

View the full collection here.

Subscribe to American Scientist