<![CDATA[Comments on: Rationalizing Incest]]> Jonathan WordPress 2008-01-18T13:14:11Z 2008-01-18T13:14:11Z <![CDATA[Comment by: Lincoln Cannon]]> Moral law is to communities as will is to individuals, desire is to their anatomies, and physical law is to their environments. I think moral laws actually will look something like physical laws, as we begin to become better acquainted with them through increasingly sophisticated tools. The difference will be that moral laws emerge from systems that are FAR more complex than the systems in which we’ve already identified physical laws. It is not our rational intelligence, but rather our emotional intelligence that continues to make us superior to our computers — although that will change.

]]> 2008-01-18T15:15:39Z <![CDATA[Comment by: Jonathan Blake]]> I agree. I believe our moral laws derive from the physical laws which govern our mind/brain. Would you agree that other sentient life would have other moral laws then?

]]> 2008-01-18T15:33:55Z <![CDATA[Comment by: Lincoln Cannon]]> Yes. I think their moral laws would be as different from ours as our anatomies and environments are different from theirs. To suggest a Mormon perspective on this, Joseph taught that God commands according to circumstance; what is right in one circumstance may be wrong in another.