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Re: [APD] Goldfish, etc

I'm not sure that humans are capable of true altruism. Maybe it's all
biological altruism, as viewed from the standpoint of biology and the
philosophy of biology.
  Marko Bucyk

>Perhaps the main difference between animals and human beings is that humans
>are capable of altruism and the animals are not.
>Some appear to come close but they are really just applying group survival
>instincts that have developed over  eons.   On those rare occasions when an
>animal appears do to something nice for another animal, there is always a
>reason, but when I make a donation to breast cancer research, there is no
>direct or indirect benefit to me.  (If I were acting for selfish reasons,
>I'd give to a charity that supported research into male diseases.)
>Why do people act this way?  Maybe God planted a seed?

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