How valid is this model? The situation I'm trying to describe is the way in which the biological drives to thrive, survive and reproduce have become so incredibly strong and universal within the…Continue
What do you think about this? …Continue
It seems to me that everyone here is good at thinking. I believe that thinking clearly is an essential life skill. Truth is an essential component of morality. Morality relates to the reality of…Continue
I'm putting together a little article about integrity. Have a think about it. What does integrity mean to you, and what does it mean not to have integrity? This is as far as I've got. I think it's…Continue
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But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
― Genesis 2:17
If we interpret this sentence in a certain way, it tells us almost everything we need to know about personal morality.
We normally talk about the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Fruit = consequences.
Good and Evil can be seen as Good and Bad ― Liking and…Continue
Mathematical evidence that cooperation evolves naturally as a successful strategy.
This is one of the most interesting things I've read for a long time. Don't worry, it's not too mathematical. I recommend printing it out if you want to read it.
I believe we need to know why these things…Continue