[ExI] EP and morality was Appropriate Technology

Seien seienchan at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 18:32:18 UTC 2007

Dogs? The last I checked, those kinds of animal were effectively computer
programmed (or at least, simulatable by code). Morality is rational and
therefore dynamic. How can you combine the two? :)

On 11/12/2007, hkhenson <hkhenson at rogers.com> wrote:
> At 07:46 AM 12/11/2007, Terry wrote:
> snip (Agree that education is a good thing)
> >The issue with morality as an ideal/utopian dream cannot be resolved
> >with irrationality. Morality cannot be legislated or genetically
> >programmed but a rational education is just a tip of the iceberg so to
> >speak.
> Is a sense of morality and moral behavior a widespread psychological
> trait in human populations?
> If you answer yes (and it is hard to imagine any other answer) then
> this psychological trait was either directly selected (keeping in
> mind inclusive fitness) or is it a side effect of something else that
> was selected.
> Can you make a case for morality being genetic?  (I can from
> dogs.)  Can you imagine a reasonable origin for the trait(s) in stone
> age populations?
> Keith
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