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About the Author: Marcus Baynes-Rock is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Human Distinctiveness project. He is an Australian anthropologist whose academic interests lie in the relationships between humans and large carnivores, including these relationships throughout evolutionary history. Recently I was involved in the planning stage of a research project which is aimed at better understanding what is […]

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About the Author: Adam Willows is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Human Distinctiveness Project. He is a theologian who specializes in philosophical theology, with particular interests in normative ethics, virtue, free will theory, and philosophy of religion. Dr. Marc Kissel and I have recently finished teaching a course entitled Violence and Virtues, an exploration of human nature from both […]

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About the Author: Marcus Baynes-Rock is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Human Distinctiveness project. He is an Australian anthropologist whose academic interests lie in the relationships between humans and large carnivores, including these relationships throughout evolutionary history. In Kuringai National Park, just north of Sydney, there’s a site where Aboriginal people have made engravings into the exposed […]

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Why Be Good?

About the Author: Angela Carpenter is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Human Distinctiveness project. She is a theological ethicist who specializes in moral agency and moral formation from an interdisciplinary perspective, with extra-theological interests in developmental psychology and evolutionary anthropology.  What motivates human beings to act morally? Are humans seeking to gain approval from others? To […]

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About the Author: Marcus Baynes-Rock is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Human Distinctiveness project. He is an Australian anthropologist whose academic interests lie in the relationships between humans and large carnivores, including these relationships throughout evolutionary history. Here I would like to pre-empt my paper presentation for the forthcoming conference at Notre Dame’s London Gateway: Wisdom’s Deep […]

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About the Author: Adam Willows is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Human Distinctiveness Project. He is a theologian who specializes in philosophical theology, with particular interests in normative ethics, virtue, free will theory, and philosophy of religion. Whatever is has already been, and what will be has been before; and God will call the past to account (Eccl 3:15). […]

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About the Author: Marcus Baynes-Rock is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Human Distinctiveness project. He is an Australian anthropologist whose academic interests lie in the relationships between humans and large carnivores, including these relationships throughout evolutionary history. I’m sitting in the staffroom at Koorana Crocodile farm talking to the guys who manage the resident crocs. I’m here […]

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People Pleasers

About the Author: Angela Carpenter is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Human Distinctiveness project. She is a theological ethicist who specializes in moral agency and moral formation from an interdisciplinary perspective, with extra-theological interests in developmental psychology and evolutionary anthropology. In “Nosedive,” an episode of the science fiction television series Black Mirror, communication technologies allow strangers […]

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