"Evolutionary psychology claims that all of human behaviour can be understood in terms of a single compulsion - we must sexually reproduce so that our genes will live on."
First broadcast: November 2000
Guests: Janet Radcliffe Richards; Nicholas Humphrey; Professor Steven Rose
And read A brief history of evolution
"Could it be that the human mind is just not built to understand its own basis?"
First broadcast: November 1999
Guests: Ted Honderich; Sir Roger Penrose
"Is there really such a thing as human nature? And, if there is, can it be changed?"
First broadcast: November 2002
Guests: Steven Pinker; Janet Radcliffe Richards; John Gray
"If both mankind and the natural world are selfishly seeking to promote their own survival and advancement, how can we explain being kind to others, sometimes at our own expense?"
First broadcast: November 2006
Guests: Miranda Fricker; Richard Dawkins; John Dupré
And listen to Miranda Fricker debating historic injustice
"The debate still rages as to whether we are born with it or whether intelligence is something we develop as we grow, and evidence for either camp seems to pile up almost daily."
First broadcast: July 1999
Guests: Dr Ken Richardson; Professor Michael Ruse
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