Originally Posted by kael03
Just want to correct one thing. Humans are hardwired for both. Instincts help the individual survive to propagate. Morals, or the process of good for the group, are for the species to propagate. Also, you don't want it use Freud and psychoanalysis. Most psychologists shy from it because it is ineffective treatment wise, and most of the theories Freud claimed to have proven were either untestable, or hadn't been tested.
Lol, a frued critic who believes that MORALS are also hardwired like INSTINCTS when it is proven otherwise... Even frued recognized that INSTINCTS are the ID, the first thing a child already has that is based on the pleasure principle and sets out to fulfill instant gratification... ANd he is right about this...
A 3 year old does not give a shit about anything other then his/herself and their desires. They do not have ANY Morals what so ever, just desires. Just showing evidence that Morals are not hardwired into us through evolution or what ever you would call it if you are religious.
Morals are learned over time through family, friends and teachers in their environment as frued recognized developing the last part of the human psyche, the super ego..
ANd while frueds idea of the super ego might be theory, it does prove more acceptable then most other forms of psychology pertaining to the understanding of mental process/behavior and meaning of dreams...