Sunday, January 04, 2015

The Evolution of Kindness

Human nature is often described as selfish, competitive, and egotistical, especially when considered from an evolutionary perspective. If Darwin established the "survival of the fittest," how did human beings develop such non-competitive qualities like compassion and empathy? This video looks at compassion and kindness from a scientific perspective and invites us to re-define self-interest based on the needs of the community rather than the individual only.   

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