Evolution of Goodness Lecture
Fri 2 May 2014,
Soundings Theatre, Level 2
Free entry, but reservations essential
If evolution is about the survival of the fittest, why do we see acts of goodness in both animals and humans? Dr Lee Alan Dugatkin, Professor and Distinguished University Scholar at the University of Louisville, discusses
Origins of goodness
The origins of goodness plagued Charles Darwin in the 1850s as he developed his theory of evolution through natural selection. Indeed, Darwin worried that the goodness he observed in nature could be his theory’s Achilles heel.
Ever since, scientists and other thinkers have engaged in a fierce debate that has dragged politics, philosophy, and religion into this major question for evolutionary biology.
Dr Lee Alan Dugatkin
Dr Dugatkin works in the Department of Biology at the University of Louisville, United States. His main area of research interest is the evolution of social behaviour.
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