RE: statement on creationism?

Moorad Alexanian (alexanian@uncwil.edu)
Mon, 29 Nov 1999 09:02:55 -0500

I do not think using the term moral for animal behavior is useful. I think
the only creature that reasons and thinks in terms of "ought to" and "ought
not to" is man. I have no fear of making moral choices so long that I know
what pleases God and act according to those commandments, admonitions, etc.

Moorad

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Date: Monday, November 29, 1999 8:41 AM

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>Hi ASA,
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>Moorad wrote...
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>>From: Moorad Alexanian <alexanian@uncwil.edu>
>>Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 09:05:28 -0500
>>
>>Believe me no scientist runs his/her life
>>with the findings, better said assumptions, made by evolutionary theory.
>
>I'm not so sure Moorad. Richard Dawkins I suspect takes a lot of
>sociobiology's findings to heart and I'm sure evolutionists in general are
>of two minds about evolution's implications... since Darwinism implies
>selfishness in everything animals do, which may make the basis for a
>morality of self-renounciation {as Richard Wright suggests in "The Moral
>Animal".]
>
>>I can imagine an evolutionist telling his kids that they are related to
>>monkeys and then insist his/her children abide to moral/ethical behavior.
>
>Monkeys, being social animals, have their own morality, based on status and
>reciprocal altruism. Animals are quite moral in their own terms.
>
>>I find more of a contradiction there than I would ever find it in a person
>>that knows God and believes the account of Genesis.
>>
>>Take care,
>>
>>Moorad
>
>Such an odd way to think... perhaps you're afraid of making your own moral
>choices... too much freedom. But maybe that's what knowledge of good and
>evil means.
>
>Adam
>>
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