Started by 374621, November 10, 2016, 06:02:19 PM
Quote from: 374621 on November 10, 2016, 06:02:19 PMI was wondering if all or most humans throughout history have had a conscience, this inner feeling that makes them feel bad when they murder for no reason or makes them feel good if they feed a homeless man for example. Or is morality a man made thing, maybe with religion the religious authorities started telling everyone what is good and what is bad and told the masses what rules to follow because this is what God wants maybe his is how morality was originated?. I wonder if the people that owned slaves ever felt bad/guity about owning them or if they never experienced a discomfort in owning another human being or maybe they thought their slaves were animals or something. I wonder if in the distant past when humans were hunters if they didnt feel bad going into a village and killing the men and taking the women for themselves or maybe they did feel bad but they ignored that feeling.
Quote from: Mermaid on November 10, 2016, 06:29:21 PMIt's part nature, (biological), part nurture.
Quote from: Unbeliever on November 10, 2016, 06:19:07 PMI think we get our morality from those who care for us as infants/toddlers. As Lenin once said, "Give me a child for the first 5 years of his life and he will be mine forever."
Quote from: 374621 on November 10, 2016, 06:41:20 PMIf kids are taught at an early age that its ok to murder steal lie etc if its for your benefit will they ever "feel bad" for doing what they do
Quote from: 374621 on November 10, 2016, 06:50:47 PMI wonder if in the distant past humans didnt have any morals or a conscience and when religion/philosophies or more established religion like Christianity came along all of a sudden morals were introduced and people started having morals/ethics and fast forward to now i think most humans have what is known as a conscience that makes them feel bad if they steal or murder.Was thinking if some humans live all their lives in a cave or are raised by animals/feral children I wonder if their introduced to the real/outside world if they would have any morals
Quote from: Mr.Obvious on November 10, 2016, 06:30:20 PMDepends by what you mean by 'invention' and 'built in'.Empathy and THE potential to social cognition seem Like traits passed on and develloped by biological evolution.Morality and specific social cognition in a society are taught, and socially evolved. They are not 'invented' in The way one says: Hey we need a new X, let's make it Y.That's my to cents in a nutshell. Not sure I'm explaining it well.
Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on November 10, 2016, 06:51:09 PMIt may happen. People can change what they "feel is right".
Quote from: 374621 on November 10, 2016, 06:58:04 PM maybe when religions started becoming known and getting popular people were told that God wants us to follow certain rules...
Quote from: 374621 on November 10, 2016, 07:03:11 PMI doubt their mindset can be changed,
Quote from: 374621 on November 10, 2016, 06:58:04 PMDid empathy evolve over time, meaning early humans didnt have anyBy morality being invented I mean that maybe when religions started becoming known and getting popular people were told that God wants us to follow certain rules and so this was the first time in human history where alot of humans were having thoughts like i cant just murder someone simply because they made me angry or i cant just take for myself any woman i desire, etc.