Questions I have for Evolutionists, Q5August 29, 2007
At what point of human evolution did morality become an actual thing? Somewhere along the line of the evolutionary process, which is us evolving from the primordial oceans to our present human state, moral rights and wrongs have evolved as well (according to the naturalists who says morality exists).
If someone were to stick a knife in what is now our current evolutionary state, human beings, this is considered by many to be morally inappropriate. Yet it doesn’t seem too likely that there would be much concern if someone were to have stuck a knife in the ancient primordial oceans, the state in which we evolved from. Therefore, at what point along the evolutionary process, going from a liquid existence within the primordial oceans to a walking human being, ought morality be taken into account? Or, what point along this process ought sticking knives in matter be deemed morally intolerable according to Evolutionists?