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Message 56 of 129 (641917)
11-23-2011 5:58 PM
Reply to: Message 55 by Tangle
11-23-2011 5:35 PM

Re: Neurology kills Free Will
rape, murder, theft, lying

The definition of what counts as that sort of thing has differed quite a bit from one society to the next.

Spousal rape, for example, was considered morally acceptable even in Western culture until just a few decades ago.

Many cultures have considered human sacrifice to be a form of homicide that is not murder.

Some cultures today believe that execution as a punishment for crime is morally wrong and akin to murder, while other cultures accept it as an everyday practice.

I could go on, but it's blatantly clear that it's not difficult at all to find differences in the moral acceptability of the "big rules" you listed across multiple cultures.

“The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it.”
- Francis Bacon

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