Moral behavior in animals
What happens when two monkeys are paid unequally? Fairness, reciprocity, empathy, cooperation — caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait. But Frans de Waal shares some surprising videos of behavioral tests, on primates and other mammals, that show how many of these moral traits all of us share.
Born good? Babies help unlock the origins of morality
Can infants tell right from wrong? And if so, how would you know? Come to Yale’s baby lab. Lesley Stahl reports.
“The question is not, Can they reason? Nor, Can they talk? But, Can they suffer?” – Jeremy Bentham
‘When you lay siege to a city for a long time, fighting against it to capture it, do not destroy its trees by putting an axe to them, BECAUSE YOU CAN EAT THEIR FRUIT. Do not cut them down. Are the trees people, that you should besiege them?’ (Deuteronomy 20:19)