Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Moral Lives of Babies

I read this article in the New York Times about two weeks ago and was as fascinated as Albert Mohler, Jr. was. His conclusions and mine are similar. Infants are made in the Image of God and are endowed with a vastly undeveloped - yet innate - sense of right and wrong. I commend this link to you here: http://www.christianpost.com/article/20100512/the-moral-life-of-babies-and-the-ideological-life-of-adults/index.html

The actual NYT article is linked here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/09/magazine/09babies-t.html

It is dismaying but humorous to read the scientists struggling take on the origins of this moral sense - in infants. Of course, they HAVE to defend evolution or lose their research funding, but you can just see that they've opened a window to the human soul and they are fascinated by its implications. They suggest and hint at a supernatural "cause" for this "blueprint" of morality - but they cannot bring themselves to do more than suggest it. "GOD DID IT" is shouting at them in their work, but their research funding won't allow them to go with their intuitions.

Kind of like when Jesus did a miracle, it was seen by all, but His opponents had to come up with a convoluted explanation for it - up to and including blasphemy. Deny the miracle or deny the cause of the miracle, one or the other. Same with the moral sense of babies. Fascinating stuff.


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