Scarcely noticed in the Eden story, there lurk fruitful scientific ideas about why biology generated morality.
Does life work like our technology? Is life under the hood just like a car sporting souped-up complexity?
Humans are not the most murderous creature on this planet. A recent study has laid out the rates of death and found meerkats to be the most lethal.
Our picture of life is going through a major shift. Ed Yong's book I Contain Multitudes reveals that a genome generally doesn’t contain all the genes an organism needs. Symbiosis isn’t rare, it's the rule. And we're just the icing on life's vast microbial cake.