Issue 17 – Are we really born selfish?

Oct-Nov 2007

Charles Darwin described a world where animals ruthlessly compete to survive. Richard Dawkins showed that we're just vehicles for 'selfish genes'. Yet we humans - and even many animals - cooperate or even selflessly help each other. In this issue of Cosmos Magazine, we look at how science is now showing the building blocks of morality to be hardwired into our very genes.