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The Origin of Human Morality is Social Intelligence
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DomFortress wrote:

Let's face it, if we were so smart as a specie among the family of great apes, we sure aren't performing as well as we ought to be with our economics. But scientifically speaking that's to be expected from us humans, just like how our monkey cousins would.

And that's not to say that historically speaking we were doing far better off with our traditions and superstitions, which are upheld by our organized religions and subsequently our formal institutions either. If anything, this only proves just how emotionally broken we are as a global society goes.

So the truth is that we just don't know for sure what is the objectively moral thing to do at all times not because we're born as immoral and sinful beings, no. But the fact is that most of us are just too stupid to even realized just how stupid we are as a specie, while we kept thinking ourselves as something that we're obviously not; smart. And ironically speaking the sooner that we can all realize this nature about ourselves, the better chance we can have at achieving an objective morality within our own individual lifetime. And this can only be done with humans as social animals socializing each others about social intelligence. Not with monetary incentives like the reward/fine systems. We're not the perfectly moral machines due to our buggy moral encoding, but that's precisely how we can innovate ourselves to become better than our previous generation with even more sexy ideas.


To me this just another attempt at socialization of the world, Granted people are socialized animals at the basic level but at what price if we in-acted this plan today. Many things would have to change similar values similar faith there can be some individuality but there a limit to that even. So how do you change all the societies in the world so people throughout the world could participate? So far every attempt has failed and the always been a top class and bottom even in China. The cost in life over 100 million the last few attempts that failed. When I made my crakes I thought of the entire attempt and the current world as of now. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I do think change is good but it has to start with people learning to use the minds capacity for change for the human race to continue to grow and outlive extinction if we keep the same path. Social engineering or genetic both sound scary to me one path social engineering has cost many lives at the attempt. To genetically change people that do able but too increase the power of the mind take it up another 20%. The people like that would look at us as the apes or a subpar people. Just a thought and is this what our looking for.
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Actually I thought it was for both and coordination as well
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