Archive for June 2019

Cooperation: an Answer to the Great Challenges of Our Time

By Matthieu Ricard on June 18, 2019

Choosing between cooperation and selfishness Cooperation is the creative force of evolution. Humans need cooperation in order to build increasingly complex levels of organization. It is also at the heart of humankind's unprecedented achievement; it allows society to implement things a single person could not. From an egotistical point...

Dolphins are not toys

By Matthieu Ricard on June 10, 2019

The dolphinarium industry is a perfect example of institutionalized selfishness. Money is the driving force that creates and runs them. Their educational, recreational, and environmental facades are covers for the merciless enslavement of species gifted with rare intelligence and who enjoy a rich and complex social life. In the people who ...