The Frontal Cortex

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Babies and Morality

In the Times Science section today, Natalie Angier discusses a fascinating-sounding new book, by the primatologist Sarah Blaffer Hrdy. The book, “Mothers and Others,” argues that humans evolved a powerful set of moral instincts – a set of instincts that far exceed those of our primate relatives – because we depend on others to help…