Evolution & Ethics
Evolution and Ethics
People have debated the ethical implications of Darwinian evolution since the theory was first proposed in the 1850s. Does Darwinian evolution promote altruism or a survival-of-the-fittest mentality? Does it encourage moral relativism or moral universals? What is its impact on free will and personal responsibility? Is evolution even relevant to ethics? Explore these important questions and more using the following links.
What impact has evolutionary theory had on ethics?
Does Darwinian evolution support or undercut traditional morality?
Is Darwinian evolution compatible with free will and personal responsibility?
Resources for Churches
Darwin and the Descent of Morality
Darwinism and Traditional Morality
The Failure of Darwinism to Explain Morality
From Darwinism to Transhumanism
Darwinism, Free Will, and the Soul
The Resurgence of Evolutionary Ethics
AUDIO: Neurosurgeon Michael Egnor on Materialism and Human Dignity