The Influence of Ethnic and Religious Prejudice on Moral Judgement

There is a study done by Israeli psychologist Georges R. Tamarin on in-group mentality, particularly the effects of religious teachings and outlooks in children on their ethical and moral judgments—"the effect of uncritical teaching of the Bible on the propensity for forming prejudices (particularly the notion of the 'chosen people,' the superiority of the monotheistic … Continue reading The Influence of Ethnic and Religious Prejudice on Moral Judgement

John Maynard Smith (1 January 1920 – 19 April 2004)

John Maynard Smith (wiki), one of the most influential evolutionary biologists (geneticist) died on this day in 2004. He's regarded by many as one of the greatest and original evolutionary thinkers. And mostly known for his introduction and application of game theory (along with George Price) to the field of evolutionary biology. Also known for his theoretical … Continue reading John Maynard Smith (1 January 1920 – 19 April 2004)

W. D. Hamilton (1 August 1936 – 7 March 2000)

William Donald Hamilton (wiki) was one of the most influential evolutionary biologists who died on this day (March 7) in 2000.  He revolutionized the field with his 1964 papers The Genetical Evolution of Social Behaviour (links posted under the Publications section). But that was the beginning, he went on publishing very influential papers on broad range of subjects. W.D. … Continue reading W. D. Hamilton (1 August 1936 – 7 March 2000)