Following the publication of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species in 1860, many political theorists and opportunistic politicians applied his findings to human society. In the 20th century, these ideas were put into practice — and it nearly destroyed us. Here’s why Social Darwinism was one of the worst ideas ever.
Things are getting tense between sociobiologist Jared Diamond and the campaign group Survival International over recent claims made in Diamond's new book, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? The Pulitzer prize-winning author is putting forth the idea that tribal peoples across the…
Harvard naturalist E.O. Wilson is often called the father of sociobiology, the study of how biology helps determine social organization. Once a controversial figure, today he's widely-respected as a thinker and environmentalist. And now he's written a science fiction novel.