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    The human prospect and the "Lord of history".Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 1975 - Zygon 10 (3):299-375.
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    The concepts of God and soul in a scientific view of human purpose.Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 1973 - Zygon 8 (3-4):412-442.
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    Natural selection and God.Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 1972 - Zygon 7 (1):30-63.
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    Five steps in the evolution of man's knowledge of good and evil.Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 1967 - Zygon 2 (1):77-96.
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    The source of civilization in the natural selection of coadapted information in genes and culture.Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 1976 - Zygon 11 (3):263-302.
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    War, peace, and religion's biocultural evolution.Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 1986 - Zygon 21 (4):439-472.
    A recent scientifically and historically grounded theory on human genetic and cultural evolution suggests why the religious elements of culture became the primary source of both peaceful cooperation within societal ingroups and at the same time of destructive wars with outgroups. It also describes the role of religion in the evolution of ape‐men into humans. The theory indicates why human societal life is not long viable without the underpinning of a healthy, noncoercive, religious faith; why sound religious faith is weak (...)
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    Values via science.Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 1969 - Zygon 4 (1):65-99.
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    Commentary on J. Bronowski's “new concepts in the evolution of complexity”.Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 1970 - Zygon 5 (1):36-40.
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    Potentials for religion from the sciences.Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 1970 - Zygon 5 (2):110-129.
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    What specifies the values of the man-made man?Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 1971 - Zygon 6 (3):224-246.
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    Evolving cybernetic machinery and human values.Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 1972 - Zygon 7 (3):188-209.
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    Pleasure and reason as adaptations to nature's requirements.Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 1982 - Zygon 17 (2):113-131.
    Abstract.The values which guide mental and physical behavior seem to be derived from evolutionary facts. In our brains, selection of genes has tied the experience of pleasure to motivating what nature requires us to do for the good of ourselves, our kinsmen, and our ecosystem. When our brains evolved to house also a cultural heritage (including religion, the motivation of sociocultural goals, and rational discourse), hellish tensions could arise to split brain function (minds) and societies. Salvation could and did come (...)
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    True spirituality in the light of the sciences.Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 2005 - Zygon 40 (4):799-812.
    Spirituality emerges in the function of culture to reinforce and yet redirect our genetic heritage. Our genes urge us to be concerned only for our own welfare, which can turn us to evil behaviors. Our religious traditions urge us to engage in behaviors of transkin altruism. These religious traditions have been selected for in the processes of natural selection. The challenge to spirituality is to discern the fundamental dynamics of the evolutionary processes, both genetic and cultural, that have created us (...)
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    Evolutionary aspects of freedom, death, and dignity.Alfred E. Emerson & Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 1974 - Zygon 9 (2):156-182.
    Presented and discussed the gist of this paper at the Twentieth Summer Conference (“The Humanizing and Dehumanizing of Man”) of the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science, Star Island, New Hampshire, July 28–August 4, 1973. “We wish to express our indebtedness to Ralph W. Gerard, Eleanor Fish Emerson, Helen Fraser, Calla Burhoe, George Riggan, and Gertrude Emerson Sen for assisting with the preparation of the manuscript, providing references, and, most important, discussion of the concepts and evidence,” the authors (...)
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    Note on the institutional and financial support of zygon.Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 1975 - Zygon 10 (1):113-123.
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    Religion's role in the context of genetic and cultural evolution-campbell's hypotheses and some evaluative responses. Introduction.Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 1976 - Zygon 11 (3):156-162.
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    The center for advanced study inreligion and science, and zygon: Journal ofreligion and science-a twenty-year view.Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 1987 - Zygon 22 (s1):5-19.
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    The institute on religion in an age of science: A twenty-year view.Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 1973 - Zygon 8 (1):59-72.
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    Commentary on resources from the social sciences.Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 1966 - Zygon 1 (1):93-96.
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    In the Periodicals.Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 1973 - Zygon 8 (2):168-171.
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    Introduction to the symposium on science and human values.Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 1971 - Zygon 6 (2):82-98.
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    Laszlo's "case for systems philosophy".Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 1972 - Metaphilosophy 3 (2):154–155.
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    On "huxleys evolution and ethics in sociobiological perspective" by George C. Williams.Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 1988 - Zygon 23 (4):417-430.
    I concur with Williams that improving human ethics requires full consideration of the biogenetic facts; but I argue that the understanding of biogenetic facts, and of ethics also, can be improved by a fuller view of nature's mechanism for selecting what is fit, a view recently generated by physical scientists. For me ethics necessarily must fit the evolved genotype, but ethics does not emerge until the rise of cultural evolution, where nature selects a culturetype symbiotic with the genotype. I outline (...)
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    Prologue to the symposium on science and human purpose.Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 1973 - Zygon 8 (3-4):176-184.
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    The heart of my concern.Ralph Wendell Burhoe - 2005 - Zygon 40 (4):983-986.
    . This brief piece summarizes the author's lifelong personal credo, particularly his attempt to translate traditional religious wisdom into modern scientific concepts. Contemporary science reveals to us the vast system of natural processes that has brought the universe, our planet, and our species into existence. This natural system is in fact a “more‐than‐human ‘Lord of History,’” corresponding to traditional ideas of God. This Lord of History not only has created us but also sustains us—not just externally but also our interior (...)
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    Symposium on ritual in human adaptation.Robert L. Moore, Ralph Wendell Burhoe & Philip J. Hefner - 1983 - Zygon 18 (3):209-219.
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