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Science and Positive Moral Behavior Go Hand-in-Hand

Rodrigo Mejia

Research done by the University of California Santa Barbara sought to explore the relationship between moral behavior and science. What it found was that given a series of hypothetical situations, test subjects were more likely to express altruistic responses after being primed with science-associated language--found after unscrambling world puzzles to find terms like "logical" or "theory." The finding may reinforce the holding that scientific thought, at its base, is a positive exercise.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I'm reminded of Spock for some reason. Thinking logically, and with deliberate steps- and testing hypotheses are keys to understanding the real world sometimes.