Born good Babies help unlock the origins of morality

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Born good Babies help unlock the origins of morality

Amazing... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF90BzQZPfQ

 

I use to think morality was objective when I started posting on this forum. I don't think that anymore. I hold the Ideal observer theory which poses ethics as a subjectivist yet universalist form of cognitivism.

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 WTF!? Sorry the embended

 WTF!? Sorry the embedded video is different from the link... this is the true embend:

 


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not bad

Pretty much covers the dichotomy of being human. Prosocial instincts and in-group preference instincts. I wouldn't call it morality, myself, but rather the precursor to morality. Why it is okay to hate thy neighbor if said neighbor is different from your in-group, but also why it is okay to assist the same neighbor in case of disaster.

And as they stated - more than once - the results are expected given that humans are a social animal and evolved in family groups where assisting those in your family group meant more for everyone and more children raised to sexual maturity.

 

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Dear lord

 

 

don't show this vid to Wakawaka...


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Atheistextremist

Atheistextremist wrote:

 

 

don't show this vid to Wakawaka...

 

I second that.