posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 08:56 AM
Morality is a human construction. As such, it shifts with with the culture, the era, etc.
However, significant research has been done underpinning a biological basis for morality. That is, human beings developed morality because, from an
evolutionary perspective, our species is much more successful if we can live together in large groups to form societies -- so being able to maintain
and respect a rule of law and a respect for our fellow man is critical to our survival as a species.
Therefore, the closer a particular moral rule gets to being a base impactor on survival, the more likely people will view it as an absolute: thou
shalt not kill comes to mind, along with others.
Cultures often exempt themselves from following these rules wherever they feel it benefits them as a whole.
edit on 25-7-2016 by Greggers
because: (no reason given)