Evolution, Altruism and Business
December 1, 2016
Hosted by Dr. Kurt Johnson, with Ben Bowler, Doug King and our Correspondents
We’re all familiar with the shark-tank competitive world of day-to-day life, especially in the world of economics, business and politics. We’ve taken for granted, since Darwin, that evolution’s process of Survival of the Fittest mandates this tough reality we live in. But often our hearts, and deeper senses, make us wonder if this world of competition and conflict is really what nature intended. Mainstream science took a big U-turn on this about one year ago when Yale/Templeton’s series on The Foundational Questions in Science declared that, at the level of group relations, nature’s process selects not for selfishness but for altruism, that is, structures and processes the serve the whole. Dr. David Sloan Wilson, author of that landmark book, joins us with global change-makers Dr. Richard Clugston, Steve Farrell, and Catherine Bell in this discussion of evolution and altruism. The discussion concentrates on the implications of all this on our world's business practices.
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Dr. Kurt Johnson, with Ben Bowler, Doug King and our Correspondents
Dr. Kurt Johnson is a well-known scientist who is also a founder of the world's Interspiritual Movement. Author of the influential book The Coming Interspiritual Age and two bestselling books in popular science, he joins Australian interfaith leader Ben Bowler and American integral thinker Doug King in welcoming women and men from around the world to discuss change, and the ideas driving change worldwide today.
With expertise in evolutionary science, comparative culture and religion, and even mysticism, Kurt serves on diverse international boards and committees across the world service community. These include The Interspiritual Network, One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, Friends of the Institute of Noetic Science, Gaiafield, The Evolutionary Leaders, Forum 21 Institute, The National Ethical Service, Self Care to Earth Care, Community of The Mystic Heart, and the United Nations NGO committees on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns and The International Yoga Day. Ordained in a half dozen spiritual traditions he brings a broad firsthand knowledge of world spirituality.
Ben Bowler founded 1God.com, World Weavers and UDAY. Doug King is a founder of Presence.tv and certified in Spiral Dynamics and integral thought. With Kurt's over two hundred technical publications and books in ecology and evolutionary science they and their global guests weekly bring a profound expertise in the future of religion and spirituality and the spectrum of global change.