Friday, October 15, 2010

Does Human Morality Arise from Brain Chemistry?

Well it's a no brainer, right? And I do mean no brainer.

Yes, the latest scientific/medical research, along with follow-up studies from Harvard and Cambridge universities, suggests morality may be a function of serotonin levels in the brain (the high level indicating, I would guess, sainthood, the low level the serial killer).

So at last here is the answer to all societal woes, to crime and violence, bigotry, avarice--in a nutshell, as the apostle Paul put it, to adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like. Hallelujah.

We need only dispense citalopram on a universal scale in order to have done once for all with this sad fallen world of ours and thereby enter the new--paradise, the New Jerusalem, Shangri-La, the Brave New World!

Somebody say Amen!

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