[ExI] Natural law was Religions and violence.

samantha sjatkins at mac.com
Fri Aug 20 10:57:43 UTC 2010

Keith Henson wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 11:29 PM,  <samantha <sjatkins at mac.com> wrote:
>> To be more precise, naturals come from the actual nature of the beings
>> involved.  In other words they are based in reality.  I don't think
>> reality requires God.   If in reality human beings have certain critical
>> characteristics dictating that they best interact with one another (the
>> only domain of rights) in certain ways and not others then these are
>> rights inherent to their nature.  It will be difficult to claim that
>> human beings have no particular nature in reality that is relevant to
>> the proper way for them to act towards one another.
> Humans certainly have species wide "human nature" and the only way I
> know of that they could have obtained the collective characteristics
> that make up human nature is natural selection.  (If you think
> otherwise, you probably should not be reading this list.)
> So you can predict that the elements of human nature were (over
> evolutionary time in the EEA) good for gene survival.  The same
> follows for derived matters such as "natural law."

Do you  think you are addressing the same subject?

- s
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