Friday, August 17, 2007

A Tarnished Golden Rule?

"With what other than condemnation is a person with any moral sense supposed to respond to a system in which the ultimate purpose in life is to be better than your neighbor at getting genes into future generations, in which those successful genes provide the message that instructs the development of the next generation, in which that message is always 'exploit your environment, including your friends and relatives, so as to maximize our genes' success', in which the closest thing to a golde rule is 'don't cheat, unless it is likely to provide a net benefit'"? ~George C. Williams

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