The politics of evolutionary theory and biopolitics in the future

Albert Somit, Steven A. Peterson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Purpose - This chapter makes sense of the volume and suggests avenues for future research. Design/methodology/approach - This chapter reflects upon some of the challenges facing biology and politics; it offers two case studies of areas calling for more research and discussion. Findings - Some evolutionary theorists criticize religion. In the process, they undermine the ability to reach out to religious people about the value of evolutionary theory. Two case studies - group selection and genetic bases of political behavior - are examined to illustrate ongoing issues that call for further attention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe World of Biology and Politics
Subtitle of host publicationOrganization and Research Areas
EditorsSteven Peterson, Albert Somit
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameResearch in Biopolitics
ISSN (Print)2042-9940

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Philosophy
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Law


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