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Subject: Re: Cardinal Carlo Martini Date: 10/2/2012 9:30 PM
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Dan Dennett, philosopher, says that evolution has foisted that feeling on you, and it has no deeper meaning.

I disagree. I think you are in touch with something intuitive about morality that is implanted on your heart from a different source.


We are social animals and we behave in a manner that promotes the overall health of the group. Cultures that don't, don't succeed for very long. That's why when anarchism and social structure dissolves, the society hits a wall and reverts back to a moral norm that leans toward the welfare of more, rather than less.

Because cultures may think its okay to rape women of a different culture doesn't change the basic evolutionary drive for social cooperation and order. Some of us just have a more global view of what defines the "group." So many of the countries that have extended bouts of social disorder also have vastly different cultures living within their borders.

Cultures that still promote the forced marriage of young girls aren't exactly poster cultures for success. Did they not get the implant and why?
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