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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 02 2011,09:39   

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Humans have empathy


It's a trait that varies in strength, just like any other trait.

It's fun, although probably not instructive, to speculate on whether the mix of empathetic and non-empathetic individuals helps a population survive.

Formal morality and law is obviously a way of coping with non-empathetic people.

In some sense, that's what defines original sin. Lack of empathy.

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