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Author Topic:   Morals without God or Darwin, just Empathy
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Message 77 of 184 (381334)
01-30-2007 4:43 PM
Reply to: Message 75 by anastasia
01-30-2007 4:09 PM

Re: We've relied on our survival drive all this time, is it still used?
Anastasia writes:

My point? Reducing men to a lot of mal-functioning animals is pretty much what Hitler did.

But animals are what we are! We eat, shit and die the same as the rest of them despite our capacity for self-awareness.

Furthermore, it takes a particularly violent and ruthless animal to repeatedly commit genocide in countless wars. Hitler didn't have to "reduce" men. All he had to do was to appeal to their baser instincts.

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