Does Human Nature Evolve?

By Steve McIntosh

Does Human Nature Evolve?

The key question surrounding the concept of human nature is whether it is mostly fixed or broadly malleable. We know individual people can change and become better. But what about larger populations overall, such as the American electorate?

The Institute for Cultural Evolution think tank’s mission is to advance the evolution of consciousness and culture in America. Our work focuses on overcoming the hyper-partisan polarization that threatens American democracy.

Our evolving policy platform offers “win-win-win” solutions that integrate the values of all three major American worldviews: progressive, modern, and traditional. This integrative approach, derived from stakeholder capitalism, builds agreement and increases the “size of the pie.”

Our latest recommendation is for Abortion Rights in the U.S. Although it may seem counterintuitive, the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center may ultimately help secure a woman’s right to an abortion. By extinguishing Roe v. Wade’s constitutional abortion rights, the court has created the acute need for a national compromise, which can lead to landmark legislation on abortion, and other civil rights as well.

The Developmentalist
Political Magazine

The Developmentalist

The Developmentalist website features articles, opinion pieces, podcasts, and more applying our perspective to the issues of the day.

Professor Loury is a courageous thought leader who transcends left and right. In this podcast, Glenn and Steve discuss developmental politics and the work of the Institute for Cultural Evolution think tank.

Our Developmental
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Our developmental political philosophy: from simple to complex.

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An entertaining quiz to learn about America’s competing worldviews.

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Developmental Politics

How America can Grow into
a Better Version of Itself

Developmental Politics

By Steve McIntosh
Political Philosophy Book

Developmental Politics
Audiobook by Steve McIntosh

Steve McIntosh’s Book Developmental Politics-How America Can Grow Into a Better Version of Itself is now available as an audiobook.

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Featured podcasts include: Thinking Ahead, and The Daily Evolver. Videos include our Developmental Politics course, and more.