Morality predates religion? I 'm shoc...

Morality predates religion? I 'm shocked!

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“Master o Public Administration”

Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#1 May 7, 2013
Anon

Kingsland, GA

#2 May 7, 2013
Would someone please explain to Jay what "morality" is? I don't have time this morning. I have to work.
Damn!Would someone please explain to Jay what "work" is?

“Master o Public Administration”

Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#3 May 7, 2013
"De Waal recently published a book called "The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates," which synthesizes evidence that there are biological roots in human fairness, and explores what that means for the role of religion in human societies. CNN's Kelly Murray recently spoke with De Waal about the book."

“Master o Public Administration”

Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#4 May 7, 2013
CNN: How would you say that ethics or morality is separate from religion?

De Waal: Well, I think that morality is older. In the sense that I find it very hard to believe that 100,000 or 200,000 years ago, our ancestors did not believe in right and wrong, and did not punish bad behavior, did not care about fairness. Very long ago our ancestors had moral systems. Our current institutions are only a couple of thousand years old, which is really not old in the eyes of a biologist. So I think religion came after morality. Religion may have become a codification of morality, and it may fortify it, but it's not the origin of it.
Diceman

Kingsland, GA

#5 May 7, 2013
Moreno is mad at God for what Jay did to himself.

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