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Offline Quinault

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Concepts of good and evil hardwired?
« on: May 10, 2010, 04:24:42 AM »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1275574/Babies-know-difference-good-evil-months-study-reveals.html


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At the age of six months babies can barely sit up - let along take their first tottering steps, crawl or talk.
But, according to psychologists, they have already developed a sense of moral code - and can tell the difference between good and evil.

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Re: Concepts of good and evil hardwired?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 09:27:48 AM »
Sounds like what sociobiologists (evolutionary psychologists) have been saying for some time. 

Well, maybe without the specific "good" and "evil" descriptives.
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Re: Concepts of good and evil hardwired?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 01:34:33 PM »
So much for tabula rasa.
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Re: Concepts of good and evil hardwired?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 05:35:44 PM »
OK, but how do we know that the bad evil wooden persons were the ones pushing down the hill and not the one attempting to get up the hill? 

Perhaps the doctor will see anyone opposing his thesis as a bad person pushing him down a hill, perhaps he was tripped by Jane and lost his bucket while tumbling down.

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