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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 17 2007,12:23   

If we are just animals, then what is the reason to not behave like animals?

Because acting "like animals" gets poor results and everyone knows it.  Whatever your moral foundation, failure to abide by the rules of civilized society quickly gets one cut off from the benefits thereof.  People like to pretend that their "moral" behavior is motivated by some lofty set of objective ideals, but the fact is that people follow moral and ethical standards first and foremost because they realize that that is the best way to achieve access to social and material resources.  If I start "terminating" other people, even assuming that there's some short-term benefit to me, it will quickly result in me being ostracized, hunted, and either eliminated or permanently deprived of access to the things I want.  So why would I?  The few people who do choose that course of action aren't lacking in supervision by a supernatural being, they're mainly just sociopaths.

And where do you get the assumption that anyone w would want to kill others, or that it might necessarily be beneficial to do so?  Sounds to me like you're the immoral pig, restrained only by fear of some omnipotent boogeyman from carrying out your savage impulses.  I would hazard a guess that most or all of the evilutionists on this board share neither your blood lust nor your assumption that there would be something to be gained by indulging in it.

I find it interesting that you not only claim to be interested in science but are a science teacher, yet every time you're asked to address substantive questions about your idiotic assertions, you decline to do so and instead start talking about praying and heaven and crap like that. Don't enter the discussion if you're not willing/able to sustain it.  Clearly you're not.  I'm sorry that you teach young people science or anything else.

"Molecular stuff seems to me not to be biology as much as it is a more atomic element of life" --Creo nut Robert Byers
"You need your arrogant ass kicked, and I would LOVE to be the guy who does it. Where do you live?" --Anger Management Problem Concern Troll "Kris"

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