Is there actually a basis for values like compassion, empathy, etc.? Or are these just values that seem good to us because of the way our culture evolved. Do we only follow these values because we…Continue
"You're right in that if altruism had never been advantageous, we might never have developed these feelings. But the fact is that we did develop them, and we would not have survived without it.
But after this initial altruistic instinct, we…"
"Your post was very incoherent. Unless you're not a native English speaker, I'm not going to waste my time, sorry.
I'm trying to find out if my beliefs on morality are rationally justifiable, like many people claim them to be. I…"
"I agree with all the comments about evolved compassion and empathy and how it benefits us as individuals when we are in a group that behaves with compassion towards its members.
From my recent review of the history of the colonization of the…"
"By your logic if torturing non-human animals felt good to everyone, and we didn't get a sense of guilt from it, it would be just as good for us to torture animals as it would be for us to be compassionate to one another."
"The values change per generation. There's the tech-know-how to live with a lower-Earth-signature; in-turn ideal, green, prosperous life.
And then there's the fascist opposite; for example whatever right or left, wasteful, fraudulent and…"
"Yes, I know what Humanism is. What I'm asking is this: why should we be compassionate? Because it makes us feel good? Because it makes others feel good? Should our actions really be based on endorphins and whatnot?"
How did I know that you use Linux? It was your website(asolis.net) that said "...I had just upgraded my computer with Ubuntu 8.04..." in the article entitled "Wordpress 2.5.1 and Gravatars". That was my first clue. ;O)
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