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Author Topic:   Can survival of the fittest accomodate morals?
Dr Adequate
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Message 61 of 64 (563497)
06-05-2010 8:16 AM


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Having read Kaichos Man's ravings, I replied to them. However, having now read the title of the thread, I realize that his nonsense is off-topic.

Let me try to relate it to the topic. Kaichos Man is a fanatical creationist. And you have seen how he behaves.

So, is it possible for fanatical creationism to "accommodate morals"? He spews out falsehoods like he's a lie-factory. Would it be possible for someone to behave like him and be honest?

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Modulous
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Message 62 of 64 (563511)
06-05-2010 11:54 AM
Reply to: Message 59 by Kaichos Man
06-05-2010 7:30 AM


Re: did you mean 'then, then'?
Darwin was saying that the evidence for phyletic gradualism wasn't there. It isn't. I was -and am- agreeing with him.

Sorry I thought you were saying "Darwin was sure that future fossil discoveries would exhibit his gradualism" which is what I was addressing. Since it is my position that Darwin did not think what you thought he thought.

You described the evidence. And I agree with the evidence- absolutely.

Since we both agree that Darwin didn't think evolution was necessarily at constant speed, and that it varied - in line with the small point I originally made. Would you like to take the opportunity to now address the topic of survival of the fittest and morals?


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Message 63 of 64 (581846)
09-17-2010 8:18 PM
Reply to: Message 62 by Modulous
06-05-2010 11:54 AM


Re: did you mean 'then, then'?
Survival of the fittest has been changed to what best fits the current environment. Morals is a human invention that aligns with the herd type mentality that humans fit under this behavior classification.

Morals act as a mechanism to keep "peace" in the herd.

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Modulous
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Message 64 of 64 (582072)
09-19-2010 5:05 PM
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09-17-2010 8:18 PM


have you herd of humans?
Morals is a human invention that aligns with the herd type mentality that humans fit under this behavior classification.
Morals act as a mechanism to keep "peace" in the herd.

Morality isn't a human invention - though describing, rationalising and communicating them probably is. I wouldn't quite classify it as 'herd mentality' more like 'social mentality'.


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