Thoughts on the Role of Morality/Consiousness in Human Evolution

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January 14, 2013 by locu5amoenu5

I had a rather abstract thought the other day on the role of morality & consciousness in humans. Basically that it is somewhat of an “evolutionary” trait; As we have become the “dominant” species & our actions have such a profound degree of effect on the biosphere, consciousness & morality are kind of like the substitutes for the biological factors that keep other species in check (i.e. wolves maintaining say, deer or elk populations) & bring a degree of ‘balance’ to the system.
Since we have ‘overcome’ those obstacles, consciousness/ the ability to ‘recognize the self’ is key to keeping us in balance with our biosphere…

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