The Evolution Of Darwin's Message with David Loye, Ph.D.

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In Charles Darwin's The Descent of Man, the term "survival of the fittest" appears twice, and one of those entries is an apology for the other. The word "love" appears ninety-five times. Darwin writes about moral sensitivity ninety-two times, and about mind and the brain two hundred times. With this discovery, Dr. David Loye identified Darwin as an early humanistic psychologist, and even finds a scientific foundation for the appearance of Jesus. And yet, this important part of Darwin's work remained hidden for more than one hundred years. In this deeper understanding of the work, Dr. Loye finds clues to solving the political, cultural, and environmental devastation he sees in the world today. He points to Darwin's insights and tells us, "What it is saying over and over again is, if we live by these precepts that come out of all this work - love, moral sensitivity, education - if we do all these things, we don't need more research. If we simply do all these things, we have a chance. If we don't, we're not going to make it. We're facing the wipe-out of our humanity." (hosted by Michael Toms)


David Loye, Ph.D. is a psychologist, systems scientist, evolution theorist, and cofounder of the General Evolution Research Group and the Darwin Project, and with Riane Eisler of the Center for Partnership Studies. For the past twenty years he has worked with other scientists from around the world in development of the new fields of evolutionary systems science, chaos and complexity theory, and in studies of Darwin's life and works.

Dr. Loye is the author of twenty books, including:

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Topics Explored in This Dialogue

  • Why Darwin's most important message remained hidden for so long
  • Why is Darwin relevant at this time
  • How morals and religion drive evolution
  • Why Darwin put so much emphasis on sex
  • What we can do to avoid the destruction of our civilization
Host: Michael Toms      Interview Date: 12/3/2007      Program Number: 3230