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Does Man Need a Moral Code?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by GenSeneca, Nov 15, 2008.

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Does Man Need a Moral Code?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    6 vote(s)
    31.6%
  1. GenSeneca

    GenSeneca Well-Known Member

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    Simple question, although your explanation of why may not be so simple... and I do hope people on both sides provide at least some explanation.
     
  2. Dawkinsrocks

    Dawkinsrocks Well-Known Member

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    Man has a moral code.

    It is called evolution
     
  3. GenSeneca

    GenSeneca Well-Known Member

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    That makes zero sense.... Perhaps you could explain how an incomplete theory about how we evolved from pond scum is simultaneously a moral code of behavior.
     
  4. Dawkinsrocks

    Dawkinsrocks Well-Known Member

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    What contrinutes to the success of the gen pool is good.
    What contributes to the failure of the gene pool is bad.
     
  5. Dawkinsrocks

    Dawkinsrocks Well-Known Member

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    BTW why don't you just asl your questions in a straightforward way without all the half-witted anger?

    It makes you sound stupid

    er
     
  6. BigRob

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    Evolution is not a moral code, evolution is a scientific theory. Aside from that however:

    I think no moral code is necessary because morals differ between people, and you will never find common ground to stand on on many issues, and such a code would never be enforceable.

    Also, Dawkins, insults directed at other posters are not acceptable.
     
  7. Dawkinsrocks

    Dawkinsrocks Well-Known Member

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    Read his posts to me
     
  8. GenSeneca

    GenSeneca Well-Known Member

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    Still not making sense... unless of course your suggesting that Eugenics (Which the Nazi's used to eliminate unwanted gene's from the pool) should somehow be considered a moral code.
     
  9. Dawkinsrocks

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    If you can't understand something as simple as that I cannot help you.

    And no it is not about Eugenics.
     
  10. Cookie Parker

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    Man is born good. Society corrupts him. Makes him greedy.
     
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    Society is a product of man. Man is not inherently evil, man is inherently self-interested.
     
  12. GenSeneca

    GenSeneca Well-Known Member

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    Since you cannot explain how Evolution passes as a Moral code:

    Does Man Need a Moral Code?

    Try explaining how this question was not "straightforward" and exactly where the "half-witted anger" is in the question.
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    As I understand it... Society is the "Greater Good" - or at least Society dictates to individuals what the "Greater Good" actually is - So would you agree with me that the "Greater Good" is a corrupting force?
     
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    No. Man has a moral code, it's standard equipment.
     
  14. Bunz

    Bunz New Member

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    I guess I am of a slightly different school of thought on this. I think society is what enables humans to live in overall general harmony. If you took "society" out of the equation and humans resorted to simple nature and survival, I am afriad humans would resort to what in society we have come to know as "inhumane".
     
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    I disagree, I think morals are "learned" for the far majority of humans.
     
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