Nature, nurture and liberal values

Scruton, Roger
February 2012
Prospect;Feb2012, Issue 191, p50
The article discusses some liberal values involved with the theory of evolution. According to evolutionary psychologists, culture is an adaptation that conferred a reproductive advantage on hunter-gatherer ancestors. It is noted that the theory of evolution challenges liberal values and not religion. It is mentioned that disputes are settled by violence by men who are by nature more aggressive and more inclined.


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