“My journey to the study of evolution came through the court room, where I spent 20 years on the bench watching human nature unfold. Court cases are full of greed, aggression, petty jealousies and resentments, moralization gaps, and self-delusion. But I heard stories of heroism also, and I also saw that just below the surface of the most petty conflicts was sometimes a common humanity that never got a chance to breathe.
And so I started looking for what it was that called forth the best side of human nature.”
Bruce Peterson, Recently retired Minnesota judge, and long-time Executive Committee member of PISLAP