"We are not the pride of creation, we are the Neanderthals of tomorrow."
Evolutionary humanists believe that a modern, scientific understanding of humans as biological entities can inform and improve our societies and well-being. Common causes include – but are not limited to – increasing scientific literacy, understanding incentives, dilemmas, and cooperation, promoting individual rights, and decreasing the influence of religion, superstition, and pseudo-science.
The Connected Primate is my personal blog. I am writing mostly about societal, cultural, political, and scientific topics. I try to view different ideas and issues from an evolutionary perspective. That means that I combine an evolutionary understanding of our species with questions and problems that are usually looked at from other points of views. I believe that this helps see many issues in a way that is more relaxed, kind, understanding, and helpful to the future of our species.
I am a founding member of the Evolutionary Humanists Göttingen, who are a regional group of the Giordano Bruno Foundation. We believe in the view of mankind of evolutionary humanism, which proclaims that our understanding of our evolutionary heritage allows us to be free from the shackles of religion and superstition. It enables us to create, discuss, and enhance our moral rules based on reason.