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Posted by Mario Dovalina on June 8, 2002 23:22:57 UTC

"I said they do not know right from wrong, not if they were smart. I know they are relitivally smart.
So what about right and wrong?"

I would suggest that morality is a byproduct of both intelligence and society. In an ape pack, if a member were to start killing fellow apes, he would be ejected from the pack or killed. For a society at any level to exist, it must conform to certain prerequisite morals: don't kill, etc. We have more tangible morals simply because we have a more tangible system of communication and a more complex society. You're trying to seperate things into two groups: MAN and ANIMAL. I consider man nothing than a complex animal, and I think the evidence speaks for itself. What do YOU think it is about that extra 1% of difference that gives us souls instead of chimps?

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