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Evolution of evolution : the survival value of caring

Author: Richard L Guerrant
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018.
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Numerous scholarly articles and books have been written about biologic and social evolution, compassion, life's meaning, violence and predictions of future outcomes. However, what is not often addressed, but is increasingly desperately needed, is the realization of the evolutionary survival value of caring for others. This book strives to link our humanities and religious philosophies to a scientific understanding  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L Guerrant
ISBN: 9781527514522 1527514528
OCLC Number: 1047546341
Description: xviii, 125 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: History of changing rates of change --
Evolution of evolution: once advantageous traits may become disadvantageous over time --
What do evolution and religious philosophies teach us about where we've been and where we're going? --
We're in it together --
Lessons from global health: five E's for why we must 'care' --
Evolution of our thinking --
What can we do? --
Appendices: A. Pinker's outline of "The better angels of our nature" --
B. Ten examples of the 'evolution of evolution' --
C. A declaration of interdependence --
D. US Constitution and Declaration of Independence --
E. Relevant, informative books.
Other Titles: Survival value of caring
Responsibility: by Richard Littleton Guerrant.

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