Dumb and Depraved
Yesterday, after reading about morality and babies, I was feeling pretty proud of the humans species. Aren't we wonderful, being born all ready to recognize goodness and badness, fairness and unfairness? Later on we refine what we're born with, coming to notions of equality, universal rights, and the fine points of ethics. Isn't that nice? So why is it that so many people dumb and depraved? I ask that after reading this article about AIDS in Uganda in today's New York Times. I don't see how anyone could read this article and not get depressed about humanity.