Natural Law Proponents

In a recent post, I made a case for a Natural Moral Code that is biologically based.  Now I assert there is anthropological evidence documenting similar moral codes across cultures. There appears to be a general global uniformity in these codes. Humanities moral codes draw from our species biological connections to Natural Moral Codes such as: the Code of Hammurabi and the Magna Carta. Christopher  Hitchens said, “human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.” (2007) Natural Moral Code gives humanity innate guidelines for moral behavior. The Natural Moral Code is about truths that intuitively surface from this ancient knowledge found in Nature. I argue cultural coded themes of attachment, affiliation, kindness, giving, receiving, do no harm, punishment when harm is done, altruism, compassion, cooperation, empathy, intimacy,  mutuality, and reciprocation all have biological beginnings that we should pay attention to. Full Stop! R. W. Sussman postulated, “evolution has endowed our genes with a moral ethic to reciprocate because, ultimately, this may help us perpetuate and multiply our own genes.” (1997) Francis Bacon maintained that, “there is in man’s nature a secret inclination and motion towards love of others, which, if it be spent upon someone or a few, doth naturally spread itself towards many, and maketh men become humane and charitable. “ (16th Cent) What follows is a list of proponents who support the concept of a Natural Moral Code.

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