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Your Inner Chimp: Moral Evolution, Inception and the Thread of the Universe

Your Inner Chimp: Moral Evolution, Inception and the Thread of the Universe

Lots to chew on in this new one from Mbird Jason Redcay:

Have you ever wondered where morality comes from? Could it be something inherited biologically? Is it something that has evolved over years and years? Maybe it’s embedded socially by the people and environment around you? In 2007, the popular radio program Radiolab attempted to get to the bottom of these questions in their episode “Morality”.

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I’d like to add another possible view, the same one that the Apostle Paul offers in the second chapter of Romans, namely that the Law (the divine moral framework) is written on our hearts,…

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Whatever You Do, Don't Mention the War!

Whatever You Do, Don’t Mention the War!

A veritable goldmine of material popped up on Psyblog the other day, in their list of “8 Ironic Effects of Thought Suppression.” The tag line reads, “the more we try to avoid screwing up when stressed, the more likely it becomes,” and they have assembled an impressive group of studies to back up their claim. The proper psychological term for the phenomenon is “reactance” and like many such phenomenons, theologians have been well acquainted with it for ages. This is nothing more, or less, than an inventory of the ways that our attempts to manage our inner lives create the…

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