Listen to our interview with science historian Oren Harman. He’s our guest in this Science Forum discussion.
Harman is a professor at Bar Ilan University in Israel.
If evolution favors the survival of the fittest, how did kindness and selflessness evolve? The search for that answer is the subject of Harman’s new book, The Price of Altruism.
It tells the story of George Price, a scientist who developed an equation that explains how natural selection can favor altruistic behaviors.
As Harman writes, George Price’s life and work were full of contradictions.
Disappointed by his findings, because they implied that seemingly selfless behaviors are in fact selfish, Price decided to prove his own science wrong. He became an evangelical Christian and gave away everything he owned to the poor and homeless.
Price took his own life in 1975.
Oren Harman is taking your comments and questions. Come join the conversation. It’s just to the right.
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