- Sep 12, 2007
No it clearly doesn't. I'm surprised you would think that in light of the atrocities committed in history and in modern societies.
Are you saying that because murder happens, that we don't think murder is bad? Are you saying that because genocide happens, that we don't think genocide is bad?
Are you saying it is not reasonable to value well-being and autonomy and work together with your neighbor?
Darwin saw the implications of atheism on morality, why dont you?
Your wording here is shit. You're presuming he's inferred the right implications just because you think it furthers your position.
"if we were like bees, then we'd be like bees" is pretty laughable to me, and not the least bit insightful.
Are you saying anatomically modern humans would not be human to you, but animals, if they contained the capacity to reason but did not have a consensus on morality?
Closer. I would say instead anatomically modern humans that had the capacity to reason, but did not value well-being, autonomy, and cooperation, would not be subject to the same moral judgement as my temporal neighbor.
Parrots, chimps, pigs, crows, rats, and dogs can reason. There is a spectrum here that you are trying to misrepresent as a dichotomy. I don't think a murder committed by a chimp is identical to a murder committed by man. Is it still Wrong? Maybe, but certainly not to the same extent and not for the same reason.