Category Archives: Moral Law

Authority Levels Can Shift, But Individuals Are Always Subjugated

Follow with me if you’re aware that there are various authority levels that nest into each other like a Russian Doll, from international to local levels. Leaving Authority The EU nations can leave the European Union without moving location if the majority of people decide in a vote, while we as individuals can’t just leave the impositions of an external […]

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Babies Can Grasp Fairness and Correlate it with Sharing

Children have different sharing characteristics, but there is a basis for a sense of fairness and altruism in infancy. Babies (as young as 15-months-old) relate equal ration distribution with their willingness to share a toy. Some favor fairness and sharing, while others don’t. Is this nurtured from their parents and environment, or part of their specific “nature”? Cooperation Some people […]

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How Does the Brain Value Moral Choices?

You can judge someone’s (or a particular group’s) understanding of basic morality by whether they are against harming others for personal gain. New research is helping us understand how this basic morality functions in the brain. Published in Nature Neuroscience, the study titled “Moral transgressions corrupt neural representations of value” identifies a neural process that reflects a reduced desire to […]

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The False Appearance of ‘Good’ Prevents Action to Change for the Better

“Everything is good for me, nothing to worry about in society. I have my job. I have my house. I have my family. I have stability. It’s great! Everything is so good! Life is great!” “Issues in society? Not my problem!” “Injustice there? It doesn’t affect me, so what do I care?” “Everything looks GOOD. Everything looks RIGHT.” “All I […]

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Common Acceptance of Fairness and Harm Values Drive Intergroup Tolerance

Tension, controversy, friction and conflict are part of life when opposing sides try to achieve their respective dynamic to change things. But not all opposition means an outright inability to coexist in a society. Tolerance is required in many cases. Somethings can or are to be tolerated, while others shouldn’t. The key component to stability is a common moral understanding […]

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Nonhumans Can Judge Human Cooperation and Reciprocity

Most of us have a common sense to prefer to deal with others who demonstrate that they are fair, reasonable and can possibly be helpful as a result. Those who demonstrate unfairness and irrationality tend to be people that will not help us find solutions because they are incapable of doing so. People who display harmful intentions, outright harmful actions, […]

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The Infatuation with “Positivity” and Doing “Good”

Much of my work focuses on the negative. Why? Because people are already focused and infatuated on the positives (positivity) at the expense of ignoring the negative (as if looking and learning about the negatives is negativity). Facing the problems in the world and ourselves isn’t something comfortable to do. It’s easier for us to keep doing what is comfortable […]

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