More Evidence that Morality Isn’t From Some Supernatural Being
In a study published Dec. 7 in Science, Mason and University of Chicago psychologists Jean Decety and Inbal Ben-Ami Bartal describe their rat empathy-testing apparatus: An enclosure into which pairs of rats were placed, with one roaming free and the other restrained inside a plastic tube. It could only be opened from the outside, which is exactly what the free rats did — again and again and again, seemingly in response to their trapped companions’ distress.
Rats showing empathy for one another, and helping others despite there being no apparent gain in doing so. Yet more proof that morality is an evolved trait, and nothing to do with the fictitious YHWH.
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