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Old 11-02-2019, 11:03 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by iamawaveofthesea View Post
your actions will produce results. Those results can enrich society or they can poison it. Sometimes actions people think will enrich society will actually poison it; the challenge therefore is to distinguish which actions will be positive and which will not

There was an article recently in the papers that claimed that all cultures had seven rules they abided by:

Everyone everywhere shares seven universal moral rules, Oxford University finds
By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
8 February 2019 • 5:52pm

All societies are held together by seven universal moral rules, which include deferring to superiors and respecting the property of others, Oxford University has concluded.

Although many western cultures are moving towards more liberal, less hierarchical organisations, the new research suggests that traditional power structures and basic values of charity and fraternity are the cornerstones of successful societies.

The huge study of 60 different cultures around the world found that all communities operate under seven basic moral codes.

Those universal rules are: help your family, help your group, return favours, be brave, defer to superiors, divide resources fairly and respect the property of others
What quantifies / qualifies as "superior"? By what criteria is it judged, and by whom? How objective is it?

What models of society are they comparing it against to make these assessments?


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