Human Nature and Early Experience: Addressing the Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness (2010)

This symposium at Notre Dame brings together an international audience interested in innovative approaches to human development, children, families, parenting, and human evolution. Speakers will present their research on the relationship between caregiving practices and outcomes.

This Human Nature and Early Experience symposium features speakers from many countries and disciplines who will provide their expertise along three broad themes: How Early Life Matters, Parenting Effects and Modern Cultural Practices, and How Does the EEA and Evolutionary History Matter?.

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Returning to humanity’s moral heritages | Darcia Narvaez

The main arguments of my lecture were how humans are failing themselves and devastating earth’s biosphere, at least in part, because they became uncooperative with two key ecological inheritances: raising the young within the human evolved developmental niche and, as part of this, facilitating the development of a deep attachment to, knowledge of and respect for their local landscape of other-than-human entities. Without humanity’s return to these cooperative evolutionary roots, the species will be doomed, along with many other-than-human beings. The now-widespread mental illness of ‘human supremacism’ that results from these missing pieces has spread around the planet and is destroying ecological integrity. The ‘Sacred Money and Markets’ story (SMM) that David Korten criticizes and I briefly discuss is a symptom of these missing pieces of human inheritance. We must return to a Sacred Life and Living Earth story with lifestyles to match.

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Global System Collapse: Genes and “Human Nature” Are Not the Cause of “World Chaos” by Professor John McMurtry

Reproduced from: Global System Collapse: Genes and “Human Nature” Are Not the Cause of “World Chaos” By Prof. John McMurtry Global Research, September 06, 2018 Author’s Note: The text of this article has been drawn from an online debate at Science for Peace, Department of Physics, University of Toronto, September 2018 There is a popular… Read More