How did we humans acquire our all-loving, unconditionally selfless moral conscience?

… clear evidence that we humans actually have cooperative and loving moral instincts, the ‘voice’ or expression of which is our conscience. As Charles Darwin recognized, ‘The moral sense perhaps affords the best and highest distinction between man and the lower animals’ (The Descent of Man, 1871, ch.4).

And in order to have an instinctive altruistic moral nature, it follows that our distant ancestors must have been cooperative and loving, not competitive and aggressive like other animals — which the following extracts.


About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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