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Biology and Morality

  1. Aug 8, 2005 #1
    i have easy quesions, whatyour ideas about them ? The relations they might have
    please also tell me if posble your own culture,
    thanks a bunch
     
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  3. Aug 8, 2005 #2

    Phobos

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    Biology, as all science, is a tool or method for understanding. Accordingly, it is a neutral thing.
    Morality comes into play in how a person chooses to pursue or to apply biology.
     
  4. Aug 8, 2005 #3
    Biology is not just biology, its about plants, animals, nothing else.
    when animals and animals fight, you will see morality
     
  5. Aug 8, 2005 #4
    uhmm...neutral is a corret word :wink:
     
  6. Aug 8, 2005 #5
    I think, in order to have this type of discussion, you should clearly define what you mean by morality, prior to engage in such a debate. Make sure there is some kind of common standard, so that future misconceptions and misunderstanding can be avoided from the very beginning.

    Just my opinion

    marlon
     
  7. Aug 8, 2005 #6
    My theory (I won't state this like fact) is that biology influences morality to a signifacant degree. You are built by nature/God to have emotions which are a result of chemical reactions and brain processes. These emotions help shape moral behavior, for example the feelings of sadness or guilt will motivate people to not kill to help act as a detterrent and negative consequence to drive people to certain moral actions. Perhaps during early evolution thanks to the social nature of homo-sapiens and their ancestors that in order to function in this environment thay can't survive as easily while killing and cannablizing each other. It's kind of like the same way we're built with physical pain so as to avoid leaving our hand in the fire!
     
  8. Aug 8, 2005 #7

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    Agreeing with marlon:
    You need to define your terms properly!

    Spider females, for example, find it perfectly normal&moral to eat their mates after copulation.
     
  9. Aug 8, 2005 #8
    mmm sexy mmm

    :rofl: :rofl:

    i never like biology though (apart from the human being/anatomy), my teacher was ugly with big teeth...a real biological error...how about that for irony, right ?

    marlon
     
  10. Aug 8, 2005 #9

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    My Dad was a biologist at the University..
     
  11. Aug 8, 2005 #10
    My dad works in the psychiatry, my mum too
    really, once again, no joke...

    marlon
     
  12. Aug 8, 2005 #11

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    Perhaps the original poster actually needs to ask his question. I don't see a question anywhere in that post.
     
  13. Aug 8, 2005 #12

    arildno

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    In the meantime, we can say whatever we like! :smile:
     
  14. Aug 8, 2005 #13
    The Op is asking about the 'relation' between biology and something called morality...

    marlon
     
  15. Aug 8, 2005 #14
    Well, here is a biology question : what is the Latin name for you butt
    ...

    the other way around, now

    ...

    what is the 'patella' ?
    what is the 'os clavicularis' ?
    what is the 'musculus masseter' ?


    No googling please

    marlon

    ps : Moonbear, how come you can were a cloak, hmm,? That is just annoying, you know !! You are no mentor, so you should not have that option available...arrgghh, this damned PF nepotism, sometimes it just ....me
     
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  16. Aug 8, 2005 #15

    Moonbear

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    But he didn't ask that. He said:
    No questions followed. No questions preceded. His question could be anything, even if we limit it to the topics of biology and morality. (Why not physics and morality, or chemistry and morality, or French literature and morality?) Morality is the stuff people make up about what's right and wrong. Biology is the study of life. Okay, I think that answers the only question I see. :biggrin:
     
  17. Aug 8, 2005 #16

    Moonbear

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    That's just one of the things that comes with contributorship. I decided I like sneaking up on people. BOO!!! :rofl:
     
  18. Aug 8, 2005 #17

    arildno

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    Hmm..my Latin just went to buy a pack of cigarettes, I'm afraid..
     
  19. Aug 8, 2005 #18
    Ok, ok, ok....

    Thanku, my question is what are ur ideas about that ?

    I think I will take a course in biotech and this quetion may be one asked as an 1000-2000 worded essay.
     
  20. Aug 8, 2005 #19

    arildno

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    About what?
     
  21. Aug 9, 2005 #20
    :rofl:
    well about the connection between biology and morality

    marlon
     
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