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  •  Concept of natural law (2+ / 0-)
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    JosephK74, devis1

    Many people don't or can't articulate it but their reasoning follows this concept- that man's law is derived from natural laws. Natural laws are morals so obvious as to be without question. Like don't murder your neighbor because you want his lawnmower. Religious fundamentalists think that natural laws are all laid out in their text of choice and that man's laws should be in line with them. I'm not a big fan of natural law because I don't think think we humans really have much of a moral center until it's socialized into us.

    A couple of studies with babies and puppets showed that babies prefer good (helpful) puppets over bad puppets absent any other identifier, but will prefer the bad puppet if they see the bad puppet as being more like them. Gotta socialize the little ones properly!

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