New Scientist & Greenpeace Science debates
Publication Date: 21 Mar 2007
Science, technology and our future: the big questions
Publication date: 16th April 2002
What is 'natural'?
Richard Dawkins pointed out that nature is Darwinian and dominated by the short-term greediness that is required within competitive ecosystems to pass on one's genes. Humans are no different and are dominated by those instincts, but with our complex brain-power we have the ability to rise above these destructive tendencies and be a good steward to the planet and ourselves.