Culture, Technology — February 6, 2012 11:39 am

Would you take a Morality Pill?

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Well, would you? If I could give you a pill that says you would be a better person would you take it with your vitamins in the morning? Would this be more appealing if it was a gummy in the shape of your favorite zoo animal or Rock and Roller?

Peter Singer for the New York Times plays with this idea. He asks such questions as, “Why do we do these things?” and “What does Brain Research tell us?”;

If continuing brain research does in fact show biochemical differences between the brains of those who help others and the brains of those who do not, could this lead to a “morality pill” — a drug that makes us more likely to help?

Well, here’s the question, would you or wouldn’t you, assuming it was moral? I guess that begs the question how can you know if it is moral with out taking the pill. But, how can we know anything? I’m spiraling out…what? I have no idea if I am in or out of control right now. Oh man, I need a wheatgrass shot.

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