Podcast: Is Morality Solely a Human Creation?

Morality in Nature: What Honeybees and Flowers Can Tell Us about its Origin

Is morality solely a human creation? Or can we find evidence of morality in other parts of nature? Honeybees and flowers have co-evolved to form a mutualistic relationship. This means that these creatures have developed optimization processes that ultimately contribute to the continuity of life itself, pointing towards the existence of morality between the two.

In this podcast episode, Dr. Christopher Ketcham, an independent researcher, discusses his theories on how studying the flower and honeybee facultative mutualism can help us to gain insight into the emergence of morality in nature. His discussion is an extension of his book “Flowers and Honeybees: A Study of Morality In Nature”, published in the Critical Plant Studies series.

Brill's Humanities Matter podcast is also available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.