Evolutionary Theories and Biblical Morality

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The mantra has been that evolutionary theory has no impact on a person's moral beliefs. However, if we truly are the products of natural selection then morality is merely a product of culture and can encompass anything society defines it to be. Until recently, no studies had examined the role of evolutionary beliefs on moral behaviors. However, a recent study manipulated the belief in determinism, finding that instilling such a belief in individuals led to significantly increased incidences of cheating.

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