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Theologian Giles Fraser on Altruism

Theologian Giles Fraser discusses gene theory versus altruism with Tom Stoppard and evolutionary biologist Armand Leroi.

Giles Fraser discusses gene theory versus altruism with playwright Tom Stoppard whose play The Hard Problem explores the extent to which our genes dictate human acts of love and kindness, and Armand Leroi, the evolutionary biologist who says we are merely programmed to carry out altruistic acts.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

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  • Wed 29 Jul 2015 12:04

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