Are people getting nicer because they are getting smarter?

Yes, we are getting smarter, and we are becoming nicer. But for as long as we continue to delegate morality to religious or governmental elites, the effects of our kindheartedness will be minimized by corruption, inequality and special interests which are protected by public institutions. Good behavior can be extorted from people with the threat of punishment (prison, hell, and everything in between), but avoiding punishment does not equal morality. New blog is up at

About Peter Reedijk

Metalhead - aspiring author. I blog about my philosophies regarding man's social evolution and how we can take charge of our own existence.

Posted on October 24, 2014, in Philosophy. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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