Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Is morality genetic?

There is a truly fascinating article in the New York Times magazine, The Moral Instinct , that deals with the difference between morality and social customs, whether a sense of basic morality is genetic, how one tells whether a given issue is one of morality or custom, and much more. Why can't we hear more of this sort of thing from the pulpit instead?

1 comment:

Robin Edgar said...

Instead of what Joel?

For the record. If morality is genetic, all I can say is that most of the U*Us I know have bad genes. My picket sign slogan that says -


protests against the fact that Montreal Unitarians and U*Us more generally have behaved an immoral manner towards me for well over a decade now and have yet to change their immoral ways. . .