The Puzzle of Altruism with Dr. David Sloan Wilson (Part 1)

Hosts Ilia Delio and Gabi Sloan interview Dr. David Sloan Wilson about these topics:

  • What is the puzzle of altruism in Darwinian Evolution?
  • Religion as the optimization of life in evolution
  • Technology has enhanced the speed of evolution, propelling us into “the noosphere” yet we do not know how to live there.

About David Sloan Wilson

“Selfishness beats altruism within groups. Altruistic groups beat selfish groups. Everything else is commentary.”

David Sloan Wilson is one of the foremost evolutionary thinkers and gifted communicators about evolution to the general public. He is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology Emeritus at Binghamton University and President of the nonprofit organization Prosocial World, whose mission is “to consciously evolve a world that works for all.” His most recent books are This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian RevolutionProsocial: Using Evolutionary Science to Build Productive, Equitable, and Collaborative Groups (with Paul Atkins and Steven C. Hayes), and his first novel, Atlas Hugged: The Autobiography of John Galt III

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