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    Edge: THE NEW SCIENCE OF MORALITY

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    Something radically new is in the air: new ways of understanding physical systems, new ways of thinking about thinking that call into question many of our basic assumptions. A realistic biology of the mind, advances in evolutionary biology, physics, information technology, genetics, neurobiology, psychology, engineering, the chemistry of materials: all are questions of critical importance with respect to what it means to be human. For the first time, we have the tools and the will to undertake the scientific study of human nature.
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    I was contemplating the origins of morality and I think that to "guilt" someone into doing things actually may have strengthened the group. For example, to guilt someone in the group not to kill someone because it's "wrong" may have kept more people "together" in a group of humans and they would have had a better chance of survival against fighting with other humans. It may have actually made humans more human, less like animals and more "advanced"; And, what's interesting is that the "weaker" more skinnyish members of the human population, the N types, are more likely to exercise these gentle coercing to do "good/bad" then the stronger S types, further not only insuring their own survival (being the weaker more fragile of the species) among a group of humans but balancing this more physical aspects of our nature (to hunt/kill/find food etc.); food for thought, but thank you for the article. Great stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maritsa33 View Post
    thank you for the article. Great stuff.
    No problem. There are also hours of video along with transcripts just in case anyone misses them.

    I love the Edge questions and I read all of their books, the compilation of their annual questions.
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    Continuation:

    A SENSE OF CLEANLINESS

    http://edge.org/3rd_culture/schnall1...l10_index.html

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    Bumping this thread as it seems an interesting topic. Just skim read article at present but this stuck out to me

    "The failure of science to address questions of meaning, morality, and values, notes neuroscientist Sam Harris, has become the primary justification for religious faith. In doubting our ability to address questions of meaning and morality through rational argument and scientific inquiry, we offer a mandate to religious dogmatism, superstition, and sectarian conflict. The greater the doubt, the greater the impetus to nurture divisive delusions. [More]"

    Now this is a story all about how, my type got changed, turned upside down. Just wait for a minute and watch chatbox right there, & I'll tell how Gem became the moderator with blue hair.

    In typology central friended and praised, on the picture thread was where she spent most her days. Chilling out, selfies, relaxing all cool, And all typing some people and getting them schooled.

    When a couple of girls who were up to no good, Started annoying her & her friends in the forumhood, She got in one little flame war & got pissed off & said 'I'm moving in with that exboyfriend in the forum with the socionics toffs.

    So Gem pulls up to the forum for a year without being a hater, And yells to typocentral 'Yo creeps! Smell Ya later', Became a mod in her kingdom she was finally there, To sit on her throne as the mod with blue hair.

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