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Comment by jewishatheist on On Not Having an Advance Abyssal Plan · 2009-02-24T18:12:51.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Great post.

Comment by jewishatheist on Ethical Inhibitions · 2008-10-20T14:52:01.000Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

JA, then where did humans get the brain circuitry that supports morals? Tooth Fairy?

I think we evolved general feelings of empathy as a side-effect of mating and child-raising, and the rest is comprised of cultural education. We don't have a moral sense, we have empathy and we have culture.

Comment by jewishatheist on Ethical Inhibitions · 2008-10-20T00:44:42.000Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

If we're talking survival of the fittest here, I can't see how adhering to moral codes could have outweighed the advantage (for men) of committing adultery, rape, stealing, and murder.