Joined: Mar. 2008
|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.
”The 2nd law states how systems work when no intelligence is involved.”