Morality Outside of Religion
Frans de Waal Keynotes - Frans de Waal's keynotes take a look into the behaviour of animals and compare them to human...
Waal has no doubt that even the most primitive humans thousands of years ago would have had some kind of inherent morality, or a sense of right and wrong. Many people believe that morality sprouts from religion but Waal thinks that this is incorrect. He believes that religion was used to enforce morality, or steer it in a particular direction.
Frans de Waal discusses an experiment going on in Europe that examines whether or not people remain moral in a society where religion is not dominant. He is certain that without the presence of religion people would still follow their inner sense of what is morally right.