Thursday, December 26, 2013

The evolution of morality................

Matt (The Rational Optimist) Ridley is on the case- here.  Conclusion here:

"So the question immediately suggests itself. What am I doing today that my great-grandchildren will find disgusting and might even get me prosecuted in old age? When I asked Pinker for his answer, he replied: 'That’s easy — meat eating.' I would add field sports. I consider hooking a trout on a dry fly, or shooting a fast woodcock for the pot, to be acts of almost noble communion with nature, but others already see them as barbaric. It seems unlikely that my view will prevail in the very long run."

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