Faith and Evolution Questions, Debates, and Resources

Evolution & Ethics

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



Videos and DVDs


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


Moral Darwinism

Darwin Day in America

Darwin’s Conservatives

The Right Darwin


AUDIO: Neurosurgeon Michael Egnor on Materialism and Human Dignity