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Comment 93 by ccw95005

So the mechanisms for empathy and that line between us and them evolved way back when, but where we draw that line has changed over the centuries as we've gotten more educated and knowledgeable

Yup, that was my point.

In my opinion, logic has very little to do with morality. It's mostly based on emotion, which is mostly based on empathy.

In practice this seems to be true, still, and that’s the problem. Do you not agree you make better moral judgments when you rely more on reason and less on emotion? The thing with empathy is it tends to get dulled down as the suffering piles up. Your reason tells you that mean something is wrong.

Tue, 22 May 2012 14:31:51 UTC | #942834