book on compassion
Christopher Kukk has been correcting the record about Charles Darwin since March, when the Western Connecticut State University professor’s new book about compassion was published.
To wit: Darwin did not coin the phrase “survival of the fittest,” nor did he believe in it. The father of evolution believed in something more like ‘survival of the kindest,’ Kukk says.
Although Kukk has always believed compassion builds better people and better communities, he had been losing his argument to proponents of the competition culture, who say compassion doesn’t get people ahead in a world where only the strong survive.
So Kukk started reading Darwin.
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