Created from Animals: The Moral Implications of Darwinism

by James Rachels
New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. 256 pages.

In Created from Animals, philosopher James Rachels poses the provocative question "What sort of moral view is consistent with a Darwinian understanding of nature and man's place in it?" His thoughtful answer takes the reader through chapters on evolution, ethics and morals, religion, and human-nonhuman relations. "Evolutionary biologists will likely be fascinated with his explanation", wrote Eugenie C Scott in her review for the Journal of Human Evolution.