|The website aims to profile morality/moral behavior in an evolutionary context and to provide support for teaching about it in a standard introductory biology course. There are four main sections:
- Scientific, humanistic and political reasons why this topic is essential for every introductory biology course, whether in high school or college.
— includes an analysis of current textbooks.
- Scientific Overview
- Written in textbook style, as a prospective supplement for current texts. It has five main sections:
=> Begin Illustrated Presentation
- A Biological Approach to Morality
- Moral Acts (Behavioral Genetics)
- Moral Motive or Intent
- Moral Systems (Socialty)
- Applying Biological Perspectives
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=> Download the whole text in PDF format [MB].
- Brief reviews of over 2 dozen books available to non-scientists.
- Classroom Resources
- Images! Videos online! Websites! --the stuff to help visualize and render all the concepts and content for students.
[=> Download classroom presentation package in ZIP format [11MB], for non-profit educational use.]
— includes several supplemental essays
— and comments on teaching strategies.
Our "cover" image also functions to introduce the major scientific themes:
Mozu, the snow monkey
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