Science and faith redefining altruism

Steve, one of the board members of Campus Edge, wrote a fascinating article about how science and faith can help us understand altruism. He notes that, “For a given behavior, if the degree of relatedness times the benefit is greater than the cost this behavior should be favored by natural selection.” Through Jesus the degree of relatedness, both to other human beings and to the whole creation, increases significantly. Steve concludes by noting that “It is only this spiritual kinship that can empower the kind of altruism necessary in a broken world desperate for beings who put others ahead of themselves.”

I encourage you to read the article and appreciate how his understanding of science and faith helps us understand the good we do (and ought to do) for the whole world.


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