I hear what some are saying about the probability that social animals have a kind of moral system. I just can’t get away from the idea of choice. Has it ever been noticed that a pair of pack animals said ” Hell with this whole alpha thing… let’s get out of here and go start our own family and stay together for life. We’d all get along better if we didn’t compete so much.” Doesn’t seem plausible, yet humans can vary their social relations in many ways that seem unnatural inspite of whatever tensions it may cause.
Anybody read The Origin of Virtue or The Moral Animal? Good stuff.
I’m going to start another thread asking people to suggest book titles for ideas that really influenced the way they think about things….hope you’ll check it out.