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Darwinian Altruism 3

(Text as at 20/08/2007 15:50:24)

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Can natural selection alone explain why I sometimes feel the need to help another person with no apparent return or benefit to me?

This has been covered above1. It probably can, but even if it can’t, this isn’t a problem for evolutionary psychology or an argument in favour of theism.

Maybe your point has to do with feelings? If so, feelings (positive or negative) reflect evolution’s preferred strategy for implementing advantageous traits.



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