January 24, 2013

Is Charity Borne Out of a Desire to Control Others?

The Telegraph, The Telegraph


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Scientists say that humans did not develop altruism - the principal of protecting society's resources by punishing those who cheat the system - simply out of the goodness of their hearts.

Instead, selfish early man adopted the attitude to ensure that other greedy people didn't get more than them.

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TAGGED: Evolution, Evolutionary Psychology, Greed, Charity, Altruism

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