Babies are altruistic, even to their own detriment

A great study that raises serious questions about the validity of currently dominant theories a-la “Selfish Gene” about human nature/character, as well as the sanity of proponents of such theories (I am looking at you Richard Dawkins). As the study demonstrates, human babies at the tender age of 12-18 months are willing to sacrifice their … Read more Babies are altruistic, even to their own detriment

Rats can drive cars (to lower stress), befriend robot rats and help them when in trouble

Official/pathological science keeps sternly warning us not to anthropomorphize and to think of animals as nothing but dumb, soul-less automatons. Yet, there has been no evidence discovered in over 100 years of pathological science reign to support such a view. To the contrary, the studies below add even more to the already existing pile of … Read more Rats can drive cars (to lower stress), befriend robot rats and help them when in trouble

Imagination is crucial for altruism

A great study that once again links altruistic behavior with metabolism and energetics. I posted in the past about the studies on egalitarian beliefs / attitudes being more energetically expensive than selfish ones, and as such implying that people with the former beliefs are in better metabolic health. Egalitarian Values Require Mental Effort: Research suggests … Read more Imagination is crucial for altruism