Friday, February 9, 2007

Altruism

"Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish." – Richard Dawkins

In keeping with this theme, in addition to watching The God Who Wasn't There, we will be celebrating Darwin Day with the kickoff of our clothing drive. Donations will be sorted and sent to several secular charities in Virginia and West Virginia.

For a fascinating discussion of the role of altruism in natural selection, see Dawkin's The Selfish Gene (available for perusal at Carrel 110) and the following documentary:

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