On Peacock's tails
Hello everyone, Perhaps it should go without saying, but I hope you are all doing well. I mean, it's not like I want you to suffer — that would be rather strange, wouldn't it. I sincerely hope you are happy, dear reader. I don't have an essay for you this week...
Nothing prevents the amoral process of natural selection from evolving a brain with genuine big-hearted emotions.
The evolutionary biologist J.B.S. Haldane, when asked whether he would lay down his life for his brother, replied, 'No, but for two brothers or eight cousins.'