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← From the Heavens or From Nature: The Origins of Morality

Corylus's Avatar Jump to comment 28 by Corylus

Very interesting.

The demonstration that moral judgements are formulated and then second-order judged by different parts of the brain was very useful.

An argument for a god given moral law appears intuitively to demand a monolithic 'morality centre' in the brain, instead we have bits and bobs all over the place - and bits that can that can be individually damaged, diseased or underdeveloped at that.

While this is not killer evidence against the "god put morality in our heads" line, it is at least cause for a "hang on a mo..."

Sat, 17 Oct 2009 09:35:00 UTC | #406192