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Author Topic:   Morality! Thorn in Darwin's side or not?
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Message 305 of 438 (742636)
11-22-2014 2:33 PM
Reply to: Message 279 by Colbard
11-22-2014 7:16 AM

Re: Good and Bad
colbard writes:
Catsci writes:
Let's say we have two different people confronted with the same moral dilemma. I dunno, they stumble across an injured woman laying on the side of the road.
Person 1's immediate thoughts/instinct is to make sure the woman is okay and to help in any way they can.
Person 2's immediate thoughts/instinct is to capitalize on the situation and take her purse from her and steal her money.
Then they both think about it for a bit, and they both decide that they should help her.
Wouldn't you say that Person 1 is a more moral person than Person 2?
According to evolution neither are moral or immoral, and are both playing a role in the eventual survival of a fitter species. nice feelings are just hormonal responses which in the long run help the species or ruin it, depending on chance and circumstances alone.
Both are acting on inbred or accumulated behaviors, and neither can be held accountable for their actions, it is totally natural.
Can you show us exactly who this evolution entity is?
Can you show us where you read or heard that any of what you said is actually a description of anything supported by the Theory of Evolution.
According to colbard, if you went to school it was not when science was taught, and specifically not when evolutionary theory was taught. That is one thing that is clear from this thread, and the others where you have posted.
You are a sad example that sometimes education fails.

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