The Science of Good and Evil: Why People Cheat, Gossip, Care, Share, and Follow the Golden Rule (Holt Paperback)

The Science of Good and Evil: Why People Cheat, Gossip, Care, Share, and Follow the Golden Rule (Holt Paperback)

Michael Shermer


From bestselling writer Michael Shermer, an research of the evolution of morality that's "a paragon of popularized technology and philosophy" The solar (Baltimore)

A century and a part after Darwin first proposed an "evolutionary ethics," technology has started to take on the roots of morality. simply as evolutionary biologists research why we're hungry (to encourage us to consume) or why intercourse is agreeable (to inspire us to procreate), they're now looking for the very nature of humanity.

In The technology of excellent and Evil, technological know-how historian Michael Shermer explores how people advanced from social primates to ethical primates; how and why morality motivates the human animal; and the way the root of ethical rules may be equipped upon empirical facts.

Along the best way he explains the results of medical findings for destiny and loose will, the lifestyles of natural stable and natural evil, and the improvement of early ethical sentiments one of the first people. As he closes the divide among technology and morality, Shermer attracts on tales from the Yanamamö, infamously often called the "fierce humans" of the tropical rain wooded area, to the Stanford reviews on jailers' habit in prisons. The technology of excellent and Evil is finally a profound examine the ethical animal, trust, and the clinical pursuit of truth.

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