The Core Principles of Cooperation with Dr. David Sloan Wilson (podcast)

By Templeton Staff
July 12, 2021
How can we implement the core principles of human groups to alleviate the negative effects of the pandemic?

David Sloan Wilson — professor of biological sciences at Binghamton University and president of the Evolution Institute — highlights how modern evolutionary thinking can shape our collective future as he outlines the "ingredients" needed for cooperation to prosper.

In this conversation with journalist and filmmaker, Richard Sergay, Prof. Wilson shares how these core principles of human groups that allow successful cooperation can be implemented to alleviate the negative effects of the pandemic.

Learn more about the TWCF-funded research project related to this episode.

Read the transcript from the interview conducted by journalist Richard Sergay, presented by podcast producer Tavia Gilbert. Featuring: David Sloan Wilson, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University, president of the Evolution Institute and author whose works include This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution, Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin’s Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives, and The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time, Does Altruism Exist? Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others as well as the novel Atlas Hugged.


Built upon the award-winning video series of the same name, Templeton World Charity Foundation’s “Stories of Impact” podcast features stories of new scientific research on human flourishing that translate discoveries into practical tools. Bringing a mix of curiosity, compassion, and creativity, journalist Richard Sergay and producer Tavia Gilbert shine a spotlight on the human impact at the heart of cutting-edge social and scientific research projects supported by TWCF.

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