The Daily Chuck: Brooks and Evolution

David Brooks strikes again with a very thoughtful column on evolution and human altruism.

Brooks is a hearty proponent of evolution, but at least he and other evolutionists are finally beginning to seek explanations for the things that make us humans truly different from other animals.

The things that do make us different—altruism, love, compassion—bear the stamp of the divine. And who knows, maybe evolutionary science is finally catching up with an ancient truth from the first book of the Bible: “God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them.”


Oh, whoops. :-) David does do the actual posting for Chuck, but his name isn't supposed to appear! Thanks, I've fixed it.
Hey, waitaminit - DtS??!? Can it be - is it really *your* name up there? I'd kinda lost hope of seeing a blog posting under your name - even for a transcript. Evidently you're still around - sweeeeet!!
Mr. Brooks would require thousands more dollars for research funding, and years of more time, to explain human altruism.

Mr. Colson reaches for a book that can be purchased for less than $5.00 (or read online for free), flips to Page One, and has the answer in an instant.

Anything more I would say would not be, um,... altruistic toward Mr. Brooks.

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