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Author Topic:   Morality! Thorn in Darwin's side or not?
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Message 198 of 438 (521364)
08-27-2009 8:00 AM
Reply to: Message 197 by Straggler
07-28-2009 2:47 PM

Re: Moral Make-Up
straggler writes:
I would suggest a basic foundation of "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you" as the best approach to this. I would also suggest that as an evolved species we would expect this sort of approach to be evident to some extent in our innate evolved "moral make-up". I would argue that where religious teachings match this approach it is merely an example of a human social construct reflecting man's fairly natural inclinations in this direction.
I think that golden rule has been passed down for a long time, and explains a lot of human behaviour - why we take care of people when they're sick, feed others when they are hungry.
The fact we don't always get it right just shows we're human.
I quite like the alternative golden rule though, "do unto others as they would have done unto them".

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