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MLK Jr. and E. E. Just - on evolution of ethical behavior

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Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. prescribed an evolutionary advance in ethical behavior: the total “abolition of poverty” and the abolition of war throughout “the world house.” Cell biologist Ernest Everett Just advanced the idea that human ethical behavior evolved from cellular origins.

Also, astrobiologists Chandra Wickramasinghe and Sir Fred Hoyle advanced the idea of cosmic biology, including stellar evolution and cosmic evolution. From cells to humans to stars and cosmology, evolutionary natural science converges with natural theology.

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Martin Luther King Jr., Ernest Everett Just, ethical behavior, evolution, cellular evolution, human evolution, Chandra Wickramasinghe, Fred Hoyle, stellar evolution, cosmic evolution, natural theology


Cell and Developmental Biology | Digital Humanities | Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Ethics and Political Philosophy | Ethics in Religion | Evolution | History of Philosophy | History of Religion | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Intellectual History | Life Sciences | Natural Law | Other Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Philosophy of Science | Religion | Religion Law | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion | United States History


This deliberation is a 20 January 2020 celebration of both 2020 MLK Jr. Day and Chandra Wickramasinghe’s 81st birthday.