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Author Topic:   morality, charity according to evolution
Damouse
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Message 228 of 243 (315493)
05-26-2006 8:09 PM
Reply to: Message 227 by kuresu
05-26-2006 3:02 PM


Pulling an "Adam Smith"
The duck still wants whats best for it and its offspring (hence the Adam Smith line), and therefor it will be as selfish as it needs to be. If having the rest of it's community live at the same standard as the lone duck is is beneficial, then there you go. On the other hand, whats society but a quid pro quo scenario?

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Damouse
Member (Idle past 5024 days)
Posts: 215
From: Brookfield, Wisconsin
Joined: 12-18-2005


Message 233 of 243 (316449)
05-30-2006 11:41 PM
Reply to: Message 232 by Belfry
05-27-2006 4:22 PM


Re: Pulling an "Adam Smith"
i had meant to say that it was in the duck's best interests for the rest of the flock/species to feed too, selfish in the sense that if it weren't in the ducks best interests, he would not tell the rest of the flock.

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