The Science of Good and Evil: Why People Cheat, Gossip, Care, Share, and Follow the Golden Rule (Holt Paperback)

The Science of Good and Evil: Why People Cheat, Gossip, Care, Share, and Follow the Golden Rule (Holt Paperback)

Michael Shermer


From bestselling writer Michael Shermer, an research of the evolution of morality that's "a paragon of popularized technological know-how and philosophy" The solar (Baltimore)

A century and a part after Darwin first proposed an "evolutionary ethics," technology has began to take on the roots of morality. simply as evolutionary biologists learn why we're hungry (to encourage us to devour) or why intercourse is pleasant (to inspire us to procreate), they're now trying to find the very nature of humanity.

In The technological know-how of excellent and Evil, technology historian Michael Shermer explores how people advanced from social primates to ethical primates; how and why morality motivates the human animal; and the way the basis of ethical rules will be equipped upon empirical facts.

Along the best way he explains the results of medical findings for destiny and loose will, the lifestyles of natural solid and natural evil, and the improvement of early ethical sentiments one of the first people. As he closes the divide among technology and morality, Shermer attracts on tales from the Yanamamö, infamously often called the "fierce humans" of the tropical rain woodland, to the Stanford reviews on jailers' habit in prisons. The technology of excellent and Evil is finally a profound examine the ethical animal, trust, and the clinical pursuit of truth.

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