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Is Morality About Cooperation?

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Morality-as-cooperation is pushing researchers in moral psychology to think more rigorously about the evolutionary background and specific processes that might give rise to moral sentiments.

This Week in Science and Morality – 5/4/15

The moral questions surrounding technological advances that advance life, maximizing goodness using reason and logic, and the complicated nature of goodness and power — here’s what’s new in science and morality this week.

This Week in Science and Morality – 4/27/15

Whether Dzhokar Tsarnev had free will, how “Star Wars” explores and subverts Christian themes, and the constant battle of America’s culture wars — here’s what’s new in science and morality this week.

Is Religion Evolutionarily Adaptive?

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Is Religion Evolutionarily Adaptive?

Connor Wood argues that religion’s evolutionary adaptiveness (or lack thereof) shouldn’t have the slightest bearing on the epistemic credibility of religious beliefs, or the ultimate goodness of religion.