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Primate Altruism and Innate Morality
April 28, 2017
It turns out our primate cousins show remarkable altruism and kindness, suggesting we're hardwired for systems of morality, with or without religion.
Credit: Catherine Marin
Tracing Ethics to Our Animal Cousins April 28, 2017
From chimpanzees to bonobos, primates can be amazingly altruistic-- consoling distressed group members, even prying rocks from fighting males' hands. Biologist Frans de Waal explains how we humans can trace traits like empathy, justice, and cooperation all the way back to our animal ancestors. From April 2013.

Frans de Waal, author of The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates
Jessica Mesman Griffith and Amy Andrews
Through the Pen, Finding Friendship and Spirituality April 28, 2017
Back in 2004, Amy Andrews and Jessica Mesman Griffith met in a creative writing class. Spiritual seekers, they began exchanging handwritten letters and eight years later, they haven't stopped. The best of their exchanges are now compiled in a book. From May 2013.

Amy Andrews and Jessica Mesman Griffith, authors of Love & Salt: A Spiritual Friendship