Tag Archives: Human nature

SMB: A psychology experiment and nature versus nurture

I think this ties in rather well with my comments on beauty yesterday.  Click through to see the full sized version. via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

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The scope of objective facts and morality

Our recent discussions, particularly on the thread about Jonathan Haidt’s response to Sam Harris’s challenge, left me thinking about the various scopes of objective facts.  In retrospect, it’s a bit obvious to me now that a key question in moral … Continue reading

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Moral values aren’t absolute, but aren’t arbitrary either

I’m working on another post with details about foundational moral instincts, but after some discussion on the ‘Morality arises from instincts‘ post, I realized that I failed to make a couple of things clear.  So, I’m inserting this additional post … Continue reading

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