Reasons to Believe

Origin of Altruism

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Evolutionists struggle to find naturalistic explanations for certain unexpected human behaviors. Some of these include cooperation, morality, altruism, and willingness to sacrifice in order to ensure that virtue in others, even total strangers, is rewarded and evil is punished. This article shows that while evolutionists conclude that such behavioral features are “hardwired” into human beings, they can find no physical evidence for the hardwiring or any physical explanations for its origins. The lack of such evidence and explanations points to a human spiritual component and demonstrates that humans really are different from the animals in that they are created in God’s image.  

Gretchen Vogel, “The Evolution of the Golden Rule,” Science, 303 (2004), pp. 1129-1131.

Subjects: Life Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

Reasons to Believe emerged from my passion to research, develop, and proclaim the most powerful new reasons to believe in Christ as Creator, Lord, and Savior and to use those new reasons to reach people for Christ. Read more about Dr. Hugh Ross.