In 2010 my two Harvard mathematician colleagues and I dismantled kin-selection theory which was the reigning theory of the origin of altruism at the time.

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It's obvious that the key problem facing humanity in the coming century is how to bring a better qu

It's obvious that the key problem facing humanity in the coming century is how to bring a better quality of life - for 8 billion or more people - without wrecking the environment entirely in the attempt.

The education of women is the best way to save the environment.

The education of women is the best way to save the environment.

Religious belief itself is an adaptation that has evolved because we're hard-wired to form tribalis

Religious belief itself is an adaptation that has evolved because we're hard-wired to form tribalistic religions.

I tend to believe that religious dogma is a consequence of evolution.

I tend to believe that religious dogma is a consequence of evolution.

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