Natural Selection's Paradox: The Outlaw Gene, the Religion of Money, and the Origin of Evil

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Natural Selection's Paradox, Aug 21, 2008 - Philosophy - 373 pages
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May natural selection contain seeds of our destruction? Do unintended consequences haunt our means of production? Natural Selection's Paradox: The Outlaw Gene, the Religion of Money, and the Origin of Evil by Carter Stroud observes an adaptive humanity on a dangerous path, one in which we increasingly adapt to our own tools and artifacts—such as money—rather than the ecology that actually defines us.One hundred and fifty years after Darwin, the consequences of adaptation are still poorly understood. They range from the shape of a nose to the religions practiced to humanity's definitions of good, evil, and justice. In this comprehensive marriage of current science, ancient wisdom, and our collective history, the author unravels economic and social myths that obscure society's vision. With wit and candor, he examines common ground between the humanistic world of faith and myth and the realm of scientific scholarship to create a dialogue of hope and a basis for competent decision making.

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This book (by Carter Stroud) is a device for profound reading and lucid thinking. It is like listening to Mozart music. It comes over you quietly and suddenly you feel more intelligent.
Robin D. Williams, Filmmaker

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About the author (2008)

Carter Stroud has a masters in education from San Francisco University and a doctorate in law from Hastings College of Law at the University of California. He served as the city attorney in the city of Alameda, California and for many years litigated for the Port of Oakland. His practice included constitutional law and civil rights. A proud father and grandfather, he and his wife, Eloise, live in Alameda, California.

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