Talk

Is Evolutionary Ethics Compatible with Christian Ethics?

Date recorded: 21 May 2018 | Speaker: Richard Weikart | Event: ELF Science Network
Topic: Ethics
Is Evolutionary Ethics Compatible with Christian Ethics?
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Description

Many evolutionists from Darwin to the present have argued that normative ethics have a biological basis and originated through the evolutionary process. In this view ethics is merely a tool—some evolutionists even say an illusion—that helps humans survive and reproduce. It is neither objective nor universal nor immutable. This talk discusses various historical and contemporary examples, including sociobiology and evolutionary psychology, and then offers a critique of evolutionary ethics.