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Altruism: Biological Rationale vs. Christian Love Command

  title={Altruism: Biological Rationale vs. Christian Love Command},
  author={Christopher A. Porter and Landry Guin},
The idea of altruism and self-sacrifice appears counter to a simple view of evolution. While a “survival of the fittest” mindset occurs in some Darwinian views, there are counter-examples of animals and humans with cooperative, pro-social, and even self-sacrificial behavior. Social animals such as bees and ants work for the community and provide for the queen due to a haploid-diploid system of genetic relatedness. Some humans sacrifice their lives and money to promote the well-being of others… Expand