January 24, 2013
Is Charity Borne Out of a Desire to Control Others?
The Telegraph, The Telegraph
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.
TAGGED: Evolution, Evolutionary Psychology, Greed, Charity, Altruism