Tuesday, 5 June 2012

The Moral Molecule

I listened to a fascinating podcast from the RSA, about how humans are genetically programmed to cooperate. It's more grist to the mill of libertarian belief that we don't need some thug telling us to get along. We all just get along anyway, it's how the overwhelming majority of us are genetically programmed to behave and those who aren't, aren't compelled by the state anyway.


Zappdos said...

A kick in the ass for Objectivists and other self-interest/competition lovers, though.

cuffleyburgers said...

"Those who aren't" - generally end up running state and fucking things up for the rest of us.

Zappdos - not necessarily - I think the point about objectivism is enlightened self interest (as opposed to unrestricted stabbing in the back whenever possible) which is totally backed up by this research.