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Posted by Benjamin Nelson on February 6, 2001 00:07:55 UTC

GwynJ:

Perhaps we believe the things about our ethereal intuitions, about what's right and what's wrong, because it's in our personal best interests to believe them. And it is this selfishness that remains steadfast while our view of reality adjusts to accommodate this constancy. What is in our own best interests seems "right" -- morally right, objectively right, or whatever sort of rightness is in order. Hence, the simplest single source of guidance is to bear in mind that any feeling of moral "rightness" is something Mother Nature created so that people would employ it selfishly. Morality, you could almost say, was designed to be misused by its own definition.

B. L. Nelson

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