FW: RE [Tweeters] answers to a question

Eric Kowalczyk aceros at mindspring.com
Sun Jul 4 06:48:20 PDT 2010


Please do not confuse altruistic behavior with morals. Otherwise we might
be giving morals to leaf cutter ants and other social insects etc.


Eric Kowalczyk
Seattle



> [Original Message]

> From: Darlene Sybert <drsybert at northtown.org>

> To: <tweeters at u.washington.edu>

> Date: 7/4/2010 12:25:43 AM

> Subject: RE [Tweeters] answers to a question

>

> Connie ended her mesage with this paragraph:

>

> In-betweeners said there is a separation between nature and

> society. With a few exceptions (eg., Ravens; some social animals),

> animals do not have morals. But we must in order to govern ourselves,

> because we are social creatures who live together, invent much of our

> environment, and affect almost all of it. - Connie, Seattle

>

> In her book, The Private Lives of Birds, Bridget Stutchbury describes

> some birds that demonstrate altruistic behavior for similar reasons. See

> page 121.

>

> Darlene

> Cinebar

>

>

>

> Darlene

>

> A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong which is

> but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was

> yesterday. --Alexander Pope

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