- Human Nature and Human Values
The topic of this course is the influence of biology on human social and political behavior. It is a basic introduction to a relatively new field in the social and political sciences. This field was originally called sociobiology when it was first proposed in the 1970s. It is today often referred to under such titles as evolutionary psychology, human ethology, or biopolitics. The basic premise of the field is that human behavior is deeply influenced by biology, and that one can learn many important things about human societies by studying the evolution of human and non-human animals.
Human Behavior and Evolution Society
The Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES) is an interdisciplinary, international society of researchers, primarily from the social and biological sciences, who use modern evolutionary theory to help to discover human nature - including evolved emotional, cognitive and sexual adaptations.
Department of Zoology II
Sociobiology and Ethology site, featuring research on the evolution of altruistic behavior of insects. University of Würzburg.
Anders Transhuman Pages: Memetics
Collection of links and essays about memes: ideas and concepts viewed as living organisms. Includes sections on memetic theory, examples and applications, controversial issues, a lexicon and a brief bibliography.
Finding a Wild, Fearsome World Beneath Every Fallen Leaf
New York Times feature story about Wilson.
A Memetic Analysis of Policy Making
Presents a memetic framework for the analysis of policy making based on three concepts from evolutionary theory: interaction, replication, and lineage.
Sociobiology: The New Religion
Dr. Richard J. Blackwell Department of Philosophy St. Louis University. This paper was presented at the ITEST Conference on The State of the Art in March, 1980. Dr. Blackwell is well versed in the philosophy of science and has written many papers on various aspects of that field.