Eric Michael Johnson

Eric Michael Johnson is the Senior Editor for This View of Life. He has a master’s degree in evolutionary anthropology focusing on primate behavioral ecology and received his Ph.D. in the history of science from the University of British Columbia. His dissertation, The Struggle for Coexistence (reviewed on TVOL here) focused on the debate between ‘Social’ Darwinism and ‘Socialist’ Darwinism in England, France, Germany, and Russia in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. In addition to publishing original research in such places as the Journal of Human EvolutionAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology, and Slavic and East European Review he has written on evolutionary topics for general audiences at SlateTimes Higher EducationDiscoverWiredPsychology Today and many others. He is a longtime advocate of science communication online and has spoken at academic as well as social media conferences on how important it is for scientists to reach out to the public by engaging readers with a compelling narrative. He can be found on Twitter at @ericmjohnson.

Recent Posts

May 27, 2020 in Podcast

Evolving the Future of Corporations: A Conversation with Toby Shannan

A major corporation is teaming up with evolutionary scientists to help achieve its laudable goals and provide a model for other corporations.
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July 10, 2017 in Biology, History, Morality

The Evolution of Darwinian Empathy

The Darwinian understanding of empathy consistently built from his initial hypothesis to establish an empirical framework by the mid-1960s.
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October 25, 2016 in Biology, Politics

Toward A New Social Darwinism

The biggest victim of the stigmatized view of Social Darwinism has been all of us, by preventing the application of evolutionary theory to public policy until very recently.
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