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Narain is the founder & CEO for 360 Degree Interactive, a web services firm based in Chennai, India. This blog is about his personal views on Web 2.0, RoR, Social networking,Digital media, interactive advertising, SaaS, Service Oriented Architecture, India Inc, rural education, Web standards, mobile 2.0 and more.

Saturday, November 4

Moral Minds - An Evolutionary Theory of Right and Wrong - New York Times

Religion & Teachers are only catalysts, yet every human being comes with his own set of moral grammar embedded in. A fascinating research by Dr. Hauser on the book 'Moral Minds'. Excerpts from the NYTimes article - An Evolutionary Theory of Right and Wrong - New York Times
The proposal, if true, would have far-reaching consequences. It implies that parents and teachers are not teaching children the rules of correct behavior from scratch but are, at best, giving shape to an innate behavior. And it suggests that religions are not the source of moral codes but, rather, social enforcers of instinctive moral behavior.

Both atheists and people belonging to a wide range of faiths make the same moral judgments, Dr. Hauser writes, implying “that the system that unconsciously generates moral judgments is immune to religious doctrine.”
Science religion humanbehavior nytimes primatology hauser moralminds

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