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On January 2nd, 2007, 50-year old construction worker Wesley Autrey jumped onto the tracks of a New York City subway platform, saving a stranger who had suffered a seizure and fallen. Mr. Autrey’s actions on that day were remarkable, but there a countless examples that showcase incredible acts of human selflessness. So what motivates altruism? What causes human beings (and animals, for that matter) to behave in such a way? Doesn’t this all contradict the Darwinist notion of ‘the survival of the fittest’? Download the podcast for the answers!