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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 3:07 am 
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What I meant was more does having morals posses an evolutionary advantage not wether one moral can change into another.

These two sites discuss how morals may have evolved. It's a very interesting question, that people are still investigating.

http://www.talkorigins.org/indexcc/CB/CB411.html

http://www.globusz.com/ebooks/Conduct/00000014.htm


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morals are from a combinashion of socity, plosify, relligon and LASTLY gentics. of course i could be wrong, some peaple objeckt to the morals in socity because of a combinashon of thins (I.E. 60s hippys.) but i don't want to beleeve that i'm nothing but a bunch of gentics, tough they are sertenly a part of me.

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Maybe your right but the thing is all those other things you mentioned have a gentic advatage or a result of genitic advatages wether morals do is far more an open question.

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I think to summarise what the last few posts including my own have said in relation to your question: morals appear to have an evolutionary basis which coincides with the development of structured societies. (I use the term 'structured societies' loosely, I could probably use better words, if i could find them, you get what i mean though, right?)

I also think that this question leads to a "which came first, the chicken or the egg?" debate with morals in place of chicken and society in place of egg. Maybe this is what you meant?


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The problem to me is not that they have an advantage to the species in its entirity. This is patently obvious but that an individual who cheats the system is at a bigger advantage. I am considering that it may be this necessity to detect cheats which caused us to evolve higher brain functions and eventually intelligence.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:17 pm 
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absolutely, just alike people change, morals can change and evolve as well as when a person is bitter and evil, something like a child could make them change their morals.... or even more powerfulll.......... love.

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