Are humans inherently generous and sympathetic to others?
Is there such a thing as an “instinct for truth” ?
How do people around the world express their emotions?
All these questions are discussed in Darwin’s correspondence. Darwin also writes about the continuity in moral behaviour between humans and animals, evoked the religious implications of his theory, and the wider significance of human progress in light of the eventual extinction of life on earth …
We have selected 10 letters, written between 1830 and 1871, to give you a glimpse of Darwin’s wide-ranging reflections on human nature
Discover what Darwin thought about animal behavior, the evolution of aesthetic taste and moral sensibility, the origin of the human races, and the implications of evolution for human progress … and let us know what your favourite letter is!