David P Barash is an evolutionary biologist, aspiring buddhist, and professor of psychology and biology at the University of Washington. His most recent book is Buddhist Biology.
Humans are fascinated by our fellow animals – is that just an evolutionary hangover or something more profound?
Is there a war instinct?
Many evolutionists believe that humans have a drive for waging war. But they are wrong and the idea is dangerous
Human awareness of our own minds and others' is unlike that of any other animal. But why did consciousness evolve?
Buddhism and ecology both refuse to separate the human and natural worlds – and demand that we act accordingly