This is a post I made in a closed forum dedicated to IT security (of all things), where a fairly civilized discussion about religion came up. The discussion went on and on about "what is the basis for ethics in the absence of religion?", seemingly on the assumption that if "the man" doesn't tell you what to do, how do you know what to do?
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Let's agree, first of all, that humans have the instinct to form social groups. We needed that on the savanna running from…Continue