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Tag: Alturism

World Science Festival: What It Means to Be Human: The Enigma of Altruism

Though many animals display cooperative behavior, human cooperation is distinct. Alan Alda hosts E.O. Wilson, Sarah Hrdy and other leading evolutionary biologists, anthropologists and humanitarians as they examine the origins and evolution of human cooperative behavior.  

Big Think: “Hey Bill Nye, Is Human Empathy an Evolutionary Advantage?”

. A young Norwegian has a burning question about evolution and human feelings. Is it only our bodies that evolve, or do our emotions adapt to the world, too?  

Peter Singer: The why and how of effective altruism

FILMED MAR 2013 • POSTED MAY 2013 • TED2013 If you’re lucky enough to live without want, it’s a natural impulse to be altruistic to others. TED presents philosopher Peter Singer who asks, what’s the most effective way to give? He talks through some surprising thought experiments to help you balance emotion and practicality — …

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