The Corner

The Sources of Morality

I’m very, very reluctant to get embroiled into this discussion, but, for what it’s worth, it does appear there is, so to speak, an ‘altruism gene’. Of course, I understand the argument (even if I don’t share it) that the moral code of those without a belief in God rests on shaky philosophical foundations, but, even if this is a matter of instinct rather than logic, biology, as always, may go some way to coming to the rescue.