For millennia, our ideas about extramarital sex, the double standard, and single parenthood have been inflexible moral judgements. All of those have changed rapidly because of modern wealth and technology. So do our morals necessarily address good and evil directly, or are they also responses to on our situation?
We tell ourselves, and others, one reason for why we do things, but our choices often betray other, more convincing reasons. Sometimes the secondary reason helps us see morality as survival. This is a serialization from my book, Happiness: A Physician/Biologist Looks at Life. To see the Table of Contents and the dust jacket blurb, … [Read more…]