Survival of the Fittest

The Political Grounding of American Christianity

Tony Sobrado | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Tony Sobrado

In a stunningly ironic way it is the political equivalent of survival of the fittest that seeks shelter under a religious cannon. The religious Americans have there ultimate dream cake and eat it: the pre-eminence of self-regard on this earth is the right thing to do for yourself, others and God and as a consequence you are spiritually rewarded for it in the afterlife.

Did We Get Darwin All Wrong?

Richard Reoch | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Tech
Richard Reoch

It has been fashionable from the time of Darwin, indeed almost beyond question, to hold that evolution is based on survival of the fittest. But what this latest study demonstrates is that the fittest among us are likely to be those who are the most adaptable, considerate and cooperative.

Thatcher a Month on - Time For Some Sober Reflection?

Daniel Woods | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Politics
Daniel Woods

Mrs Thatcher was not universally adored, and the public ceremony she was accorded, unsurprisingly riled the many Britons who did not prosper during her time in office. For them, the tide of effusive public tributes were indulgent, partisan displays of hero worship.

This is More a Crisis of Love Than GDP Growth

Bettina Gronblom | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Politics
Bettina Gronblom

We will never find true happiness through GDP growth alone. To love and be loved - is what ultimately sustains us; all spiritual traditions tell us so and humanists would agree.

The Panda: Is This Goodbye?

Simon Watt | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK
Simon Watt

Giant pandas are charismatic, fascinating creatures. From a biological perspective, I find them so very interesting. I really like them. And yet, I think it may be the time to let them drift off into extinction or, at the very least, reconsider our approach to their conservation. I do not say this lightly.