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Sociobiology: The Evolution Theory's Answer to Altruistic Behavior

Evolution theory is based on competition and struggle for survival, but some animals act in a way that favors reproduction of other individuals and reduces their own competitive status. The theory of sociobiology wants to explain this altruistic behavior as having a genetic basis, so that individuals with the gene tend to help other individuals with the same gene,.This maintains the gene in the population. The idea that human behavior is genetically determined is controversial. Published in Origins v. 19, n. 2.

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Darwinian Morality?

A review of the book, Created from Animals: The Moral Implications of Darwinism. The case is argued that Darwinism has shown that humans have no special moral significance, but should be accorded the same moral standing as any other animals species. Published in Origins v. 18, n. 2.

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Closets Full of Skeletons

A review of the book, Bones of Contention: Controversies in the Search for Human Origins. The book discusses the very human side of science, especially as exhibited by the history of paleoanthropology. Published in Origins v. 17, n. 2.

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Created in the Image of God: A Christian View of Human Personality

The purpose of this paper is to explore some of the areas of contact between human personality theory and the Christian understanding of the image of God.

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The Problem of Morals

Creation provides a foundation for absolute moral values, while evolutionary theory renders them relative to the respective society. This difference in viewpoint marks an important line of conflict between creationists and evolutionists. Published in Origins v. 10, n. 1.

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Ancestral Dissonance

A reivew of the book, Uniqueness and Diversity in Human Evolution. Comparison of Australopithecus and Homo using multivariate statistics does not support the claim that australopithecines are ancestral to humans. Published in Origins v. 3, n. 1.

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Man: Creature and Explorer

The human brain is far more complex than anyone has described, but there is no evidence that its functions involve laws that are potentially inaccessible to science. The existence of purpose sets the mind apart from artificial systems such as computers, and we may never be able to fully decipher the workings of the brain. Published in Origins v. 2, n. 1.

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Literature Reviews

A review of the book, The Missing Link (The Emergence of Man Series, Vol II). Australopithecines are presented as the evolutionary link between fossil apes and humans. Published in Origins v. 1, n. 1.

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