Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Science of the Soul

I recommend this engaging article by Cornelia Dean (PDF here) on how evolutionary biologists and cognitive scientists are discovering physical bases for the feelings from which moral sense emerges — not just in people but in other animals as well.

As is illustrated by the three Republican presidential candidates that raised their hands during a debate when asked 'Is there anyone who does not believe in evolution?,' challenges to the uniqueness of humanity in creation are just as alarming as the Copernican assertion that Earth is not the center of the universe,

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