Children have altruistic tendencies at 15 months

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    Very interesting. Is morality hard wired into us at some level? If so, why?

    PLoS ONE: Fairness Expectations and Altruistic Sharing in 15-Month-Old Human Infants
     
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    Know ye not that in every tiny body is a grown man or woman? A child is only limited by his or her physic and perception of the physical. As a matter of fact, a child can see, perceive and understand things that human development eventually hinders.
     
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    I have often wondered a bit how we forget to be so spiritual. It seems that as children we have a depth that we do tend to loose as we mature because of adapting to our body and the orders of this life. *he*arts* *hearts* *he*arts*
     
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    so humans are born socialists?
     
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    How is recognizing that it is wrong to treat people differently equal wanting a central government to control every aspect of the economy?
     
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    What DRIVEL!

    "Don't bite your brother." Is in the family lexicon. Children are THE most selfish, self centered creatures on earth.
     
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    So, first understanding of social contract. Check.

    You must remember quantum that we are social creatures by evolution.
     
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    Sounds like adult humans.
     
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    If mankind was really the dog-eat-dog survival of the fittest selfish idiots that some of this board's clueless imagine it to be?

    There wouldn't BE a mankind.
     
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    Blame science for that. We live more than twice what we are supposed to live now. Medicine offsets what natural selection should have killed off.
     

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