Category Archives: Human Nature-Scientific

Evolution, Ethics, Hope, and Religion

Trees and Bushes

There are many issues surrounding the connection between evolution and: progress, ethics, hope, or religion. For instance, some Darwinists and philosophers think of the evolution of species as progressive, that some animals have increased in complexity over time thus resulting in, for instance, bigger brains. But Darwin generally used the term “descent with modification” which doesn’t connate progress. Continue reading Evolution, Ethics, Hope, and Religion

Is Monogamy Natural?

(Humphrey Bogart): A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it’s only human nature.
 (Katherine Hepburn): Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above.
~ The African Queen (1951)

Which is more natural for human beings, monogamy1 or polygamy? If one is more natural, does that make it preferable? Continue reading Is Monogamy Natural?