M-Blog Introduction by Douglas R McGaughey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
We need to discuss the M-Word! Don’t misunderstand me. A discussion of the M-Word is important not because we are going to Hell if we ignore it. A discussion is important not because we are not going to survive the evolution struggle (less dramatically, will not get what we want) or because we are not going to experience “real” personal satisfaction if we ignore it. Simply stated, morality is important because we want to be human rather than mere animals or mechanical toys. It is at the pinnacle (actually, just below the pinnacle) of a set of astonishing, intangible (hence, immeasurable) and freely chosen (hence, ignorable) capacities that can make us human.