Do all humans have the ability to be good?
- CRRLv 71 month ago
I think we all have the ability to be good some of the time. Nobody has the ability to be good all of the time.
- CowboyLv 61 month ago
define what you mean by good, scientifically...
- Anonymous1 month ago
Yes. Even monkeys and apes are born with a sense of justice hardwired into their brains. They do not like seeing some individuals being treated better in experiments. For example, it is okay if all individuals receive a piece of cucumber or grape from the researchers. But if some individuals receive cucumbers but some grapes, those who get the cucumbers are upset that they are being mistreated, and may throw the cucumber back at the researcher.
Such ability to percieve right and wrong is not limited to personal mistreatment, because the monkeys and apes may act angrily when they see some other individuals getting mistreated.
Morality or the ability to act morally is therefore not limited to humans but evolved in our common ancestors with monkeys and apes. Indeed, people can act morally even if they are not religious.
- oikoσLv 71 month ago
Zirp is right. "Good" is defined differently by different people. Would you expect PETA and a butcher to agree on eating meat?
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- DzeLv 71 month ago
yeah the ability .. the real issue is being smart enough to not do stupid things like grabbing a bull by the nutsack ...
- ZirpLv 71 month ago
scientifically there is no "good"