The Bad, the Worse & the Unpleasant

Every time I teach ethics to undergraduate students, a handful make known their loyalty to full-blooded evolutionary theory, the version that denies God any role at all in organic history. At the beginning of the semester, these students are confident that evolution can (and does) serve as a strong foundation for morality. Evolution is the cornerstone of everything else in biology, so why not of human beings' notions of right and wrong, too?

But as we...

 

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This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #36, Winter 2018 Copyright © 2019 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo36/evolutionary-ethics