Edited by Frank Whelon Wayman, Paul R. Williamson, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Solomon Polachek
Chapter 4: Darwin’s challenges and the future of human society
The challenge of Darwinism is to find out what our genes have been up to, and to make that knowledge widely available as a part of the environment in which each of us develops and lives so that we can decide for ourselves, quite deliberately, to what extent we wish to go along. (Alexander 1979: 136–137) A hydrogen bomb is an example of mankind’s enormous capacity for friendly cooperation. Its construction requires an intricate network of human teams, all working with single minded devotion toward a common goal. Let us pause and savor the glow of self congratulation we deserve for belonging to such an intelligent and sociable species. (Robert S. Bigelow 1969, The Dawn Warriors)
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