[SEQ RERUN] Ethical Inhibitions

by MinibearRex1 min read28th Sep 201212 comments


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Today's post, Ethical Inhibitions was originally published on 19 October 2008. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):


Humans may have a sense of ethical inhibition because various ancestors, who didn't follow ethical norms when they thought they could get away with it, nevertheless got caught.

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