On Genetic Interests: Family, Ethnicity and Humanity in an

On Genetic Interests: Family, Ethnicity and Humanity in an Age of Mass Migration From an evolutionary perspective, individuals have a vital interest in the reproduction of their genes Yet this interest is overlooked by social and political theory at a time when we need to steer an adaptive course through the unnatural modern world of uneven population growth and decline, global mobility, and loss of family and communal ties In modern Darwinian theory, bearing children is only one way to reproduce Since we share genes with our families, ethnic groups, and the species as a whole, ethnocentrism and humanism can be adaptive They can also be hazardous when taken to extremes On Genetic Interests canvasses strategies and ethics for conserving our genetic interests in an environmentally sustainable manner sensitive to the interests of others


About the Author: Frank K. Salter

Frank Kemp Salter is an Australian academic and researcher at the former Max Planck Institute for Behavioral Physiology, Andechs, Germany, best known for his writings on ethnicity and ethnic interests He is a political ethologist, studying political phenomena using the methods and theories of behavioral biology in addition to conventional methods Those phenomena include hierarchy Emotions in Command, 1995 , indoctrination Ethnic Conflict and Indoctrination, 1998, edited with I Eibl Eibesfeldt , ethnic altruism and conflict Welfare, Ethnicity and Altruism, 2002, Risky Transactions Trust, Kinship and Ethnicity, 2004 , and genetic interests On Genetic Interests Family, Ethnicity, and Humanity in an Age of Mass Migration, 2003.



10 thoughts on “On Genetic Interests: Family, Ethnicity and Humanity in an Age of Mass Migration

  1. David David says:

    Is the reduction of an individual s or group s genes necessarily a moral issue p 313 This book is dry, long, and often obtuse, but something about this question fascinated me enough to read the book from cover to cover Each human has a unique, irreplaceable genetic fingerprint that defines who they are in ways that we do not yet fully grasp We instinctively revolt against the loss of human life partly because of this unique and irreplacea


  2. Vagabond of Letters, DLitt Vagabond of Letters, DLitt says:

    10 10 One of the most important books for all people to read of the American era Conclusively defeats multiculturalism in all forms.


  3. E.E.E. E. E.E.E. E.E.E. E. E.E.E. says:

    The logic of biology.


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