Six-month-old babies exhibit instinctive morality; can tell difference between good and evil.
Useful information for public school indoctrination!
-- From "Babies know the difference between good and evil at six months, study reveals" by David Derbyshire, UK Daily Mail 5/10/10
An astonishing series of experiments is challenging the views of many psychologists and social scientists that human beings are born as 'blank slates' - and that our morality is shaped by our parents and experiences.
Instead, they suggest that the difference between good and bad may be hardwired into the brain at birth.
Professor Paul Bloom, a psychologist at Yale University in Connecticut, whose department has studied morality in babies for years, said: 'A growing body of evidence suggests that humans do have a rudimentary moral sense from the very start of life.'
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