How evolutionary scientists think that kindness can make the world a better place

A growing group of renegade scientities, lead by evolutionary biologist, David Sloan Wilson from Binghamton University, say “we can change society for the better” by “evolving kinder, more collaborative societies”. In other words, the science of kindness could make the world a better place? In fact, Professor Wilson’s experiments, which use a particular brand of evolutionary theory, have had amazing results – showing that encouraging kindness and collaboration in schools can help students who would previously be inclined to disengage, thrive. To further discuss this phenomenon we had Professor Phillip Slee from the College of Education, Psychology and Social at Flinders University.

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