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Old 2009-09-25, 22:37   Link #2039
Bittersweet Distractor
Join Date: Nov 2007
Age: 26
Originally Posted by Cipher View Post
I still believe that Mother's love for their children has some connections towards *selfish* altruism. My baby brother, w/o even proper societal knowledge(not sure about this), shared food to another toddler.

Of course, but lets just call it a *good* self-interest that, in my opinion, originally exists within humans.

But, before society makes(*develops* is the better word, IMO) morality, what makes society? Humans, is it not?
Your baby brother could just possess an interest in the other toddler and is trying to show friendliness in the hopes that he shows friendliness back?

Societies come together because they want to protect themselves. I don't want the caveman 10 feet away to come into my cave, bop me on the head, and take my mate.
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