Monthly Archives: March 2000

On Caps and Locks

We love our children so much we put safety caps on aspirin bottles. But we don’t love them enough to put safety locks on hand guns. Are we nuts? Continue reading

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Altruism Revisited

What is it that distinguishes humankind from other animals on our planet? I argue that it is the progressive enlargement of the society with which the individual identifies. The big transition occurred at the dawn of the Neolithic. This approach sheds light on many questions about the nature and future of our species, including the age-old issue of the meaning of life. Continue reading

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