19th May 2024

Reply To: Is Morality Natural? (Year 2)

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According to Marc D. Hauser, motality is natural because we are provided with a universal “moral grammar”, used in moral dillemas. I think it’s important that scientists conduct experiments in this matter, however I think they are not fully reliable. It’s easy to say that you would act in a moral way during an experiment, but we actually never know how we would behave until that kind of situation happens to us in real life. In the movie, pilot Steve Watts plegded obedience to his superiors, including Colonel Katherine Powell (it wasn’t shown in the movie, but I assume he did, because he is in the Army), but when his actions would cause “collateral damage”- killing a child, he was hesitant to do so. In that case, he claimed that he’d follow orders, when in reality he showed resistance, when facing a moral dillema.