What Makes Us Moral?
Nov 25, 2007-- We're a species that is capable of almost dumbfounding kindness. We nurse one another, romance one another, weep for one another. Ever since science taught us how, we willingly tear the very organs from our bodies and give them to one another. And at the same time, we slaughter one another. If the entire human species were a single individual, that person would long ago have been declared mad. The madness would lie in the fact that both of those qualities, the savage and the splendid, can exist in one creature, one person, often in one instant. Science is now learning what makes us both noble and terrible -- and perhaps what can make us better. Time Magazine explores further. (3838 reads)
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