Can evolution answer questions about pain and suffering, such as why is the world so full of pain and cruelty? What’s the purpose of suffering? Some of the answers are simple enough to uncover, others we’ll need to dig a bit deeper for.

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The Evolutionary Roots of Our Tribal Natures

The Evolutionary Roots of Our Tribal Nature

Both the biological and cultural evolution of humans demonstrate the importance of belonging to a group and cooperating with that group. In this post, we’ll explore the path that has so ingrained tribalism and group think into our psyches and our societies.

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Principles of Evolution

The Principles of Evolution helpful us understand how organisms can change over time to becomes distinct species. Here is an outline of Darwin’s original principles, as well as a number of other principles I have developed to help guide my own thinking about evolutionary topics.

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Evolution Pain and Cruelty

Evolution, Pain and Cruelty

Can evolution answer questions about pain and suffering, such as why is the world so full of pain and cruelty? What’s the purpose of suffering? Some of the answers are simple enough to uncover, others we’ll need to dig a bit deeper for.

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Evolution and Religion

Evolution and Religion

Human institutions, such as religion, must live or die based on the same principles that guide evolution. In evolution, species evolve as they adapt to changes in environmental inputs. Those that adapt quickly are able to thrive. Those that aren’t able to adapt become extinct.

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Evolution and Homosexuality

Evolution and Homosexuality

If homosexual individuals are not able to produce offspring together, then how could homosexual tendencies be explained through evolution? Musings on the Nature of Gender, Reproduction, and Sexuality​

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Evolution and Emotions

Evolution and Emotions

We all experience emotion. From the highest highs to the lowest lows, our feelings track the course of our lives.
But what are emotions really? How do they serve to make our lives better? Exploring the evolutionary roots and utilities of our emotions.

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Evolution and Morality

Evolution and Morality

Morality is a system of values that provide its holder with a code of conduct upon which to act. In this post I explore the root of morality, how it ties to evolution, and how we can think about morality into the future.

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