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October 6, 2011

So, I have long been interested in the biological basis of moral reasoning, and while this study suggests a genetic link that influences moral judgment, it isn’t a huge effect. Reading past the “large” differences they find, I am struck with the fact that the effect is modest, at best. It appears to be an influence but just by degrees. Anyway, I love these “train switching” moral puzzles. I hate to admit it’s probably because of the embarrassingly profound effect Star Trek II had on my development. The needs of the many….

A Moral Gene? | Science Sushi, Scientific American Blog Network

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