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Social Evolution

'It Is Up To Us To Destroy Or Save The Planet': A New Phase Of Evolution

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 02.04.2015 | Home

Biological evolution has taken 3.5 or 4 billion years to get us where we are. The adaption of our species to the social environment -- social evolution -- has been must faster. Now that we can read and write the genetic code, put it in digital form and translate it back into synthesized life, it will be possible to speed up biological evolution to the pace of social evolution.

The Importance of Our Evolution Beyond Killing for Food

Bob Comis | Posted 03.05.2014 | Green
Bob Comis

As a pig farmer, I live an unethical life shrouded in the justificatory trappings of social acceptance. What I do is wrong, in spite of its acceptance by nearly 95 percent of the American population. I know it in my bones.

Simulations Suggest Surprising Benefit Of Warfare

natureheader | Laura Spinney | Posted 09.24.2013 | Science

War drove the formation of complex social institutions such as religions and bureaucracies, a study suggests. The institutions would have helped to ma...

5 Values That Celebrate Our Interdependence

William Horden | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
William Horden

Brightness is the quality of contentment and joy that the untroubled spirit radiates, while lightness is the quality of ease and buoyancy of the untroubled presence.

The Domesticated Human: How Evolution Enables Us to Defend Against Social Viruses

Dan Cloud | Posted 10.29.2012 | Science
Dan Cloud

How do we deal with a virus? Large organisms like humans only became possible when they evolved immune systems. Similarly, elaborate culture of a modern human kind seems to require the existence of some mechanism for filtering out bad behaviors.

'Everything Is A Remix' Explains The Social Evolution Of Ideas

The Huffington Post | Amber Genuske | Posted 02.17.2012 | Home

Buzzwords like intellectual property, patents, copyright laws and loss aversion are thrown around often when it comes to sampling and copying, well, a...

Why We Need to Support Men

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 02.04.2012 | Women
Marcia Reynolds

As the definition of "what it means to be a woman" changes, so does the definition of "what it means to be a man." The problem is the lack of support for this evolution.

During the Holidays We Celebrate Progressive Values

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Progressive values that have always defined human progress are about hope, not fear. We must nurture them, fight for them, and celebrate them now during the holidays, and in all the battles we face in the coming year.