The societies that hugged their kids were relatively peaceful. The cultures that treated their children coldly produced brutal adults.
The Christian right have made full use of the psychological ploy with which we project our own worst tendencies onto some distant figure.
Evidence from the world of our closest relatives in the primate family indicates that the cheerfully idealistic picture of women is a self-delusion.
Despite the opinions of Montaigne, Rousseau, and their contemporary followers, modern civilization is not the generator of violence.
Culture alone is not responsible for violence. Our biological legacy weaves evil into the substrate of even the most "unspoiled" society.
The memes of magic, medieval Christianity, and modern fundamentalism, hold out the illusion of power over the shocks and pains of life.
In America, television evangelists are resurrecting the priestly phenomenon, sucking in the dollars of believers by the sackful.
Richard Dawkins’s theory is a powerful tool for cracking the mysteries of the cosmos, but it has a limitation. In reality, genes were never loners.