Friday, September 18, 2015

Morality In Babies Flies In The Face of Evolutionists and Psychologists

It is fascinating how quickly human babies learn about the world around them. But how soon can they distinguish "good" from "bad"? Some Yale psychologists wanted to find out, and their research results fly in the face of Freud and other evolutionary humanists.

Yale professor Paul Bloom and his team tested infants and toddlers by using puppets to portray "naughty" and "nice" actions. They found that from the age of six months, babies differentiated good from bad by overwhelmingly choosing to hold the nice puppet over the mean one.1 Where did this sensibility come from, and why is it so evident at such a young age?  

Bloom summarized his research for The New York Times, saying it was clear that what is now known of baby morality is exactly the opposite of what was taught by the great 20th-century psychologists Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, and Lawrence Kohlberg.2 These evolutionary humanists asserted that babies are "amoral animals" upon which society stamps its own particular moral guidelines. But this came from their belief that humans are merely "naked apes" obsessed with God, or that in early life humans reflect their primate origins, not from observations or careful study.
Instead, humans are evidently born with an innate moral sense that is not dependent on external affirmation. For example, "even a 4-year-old knows not only that unprovoked hitting is wrong but also that it would continue to be wrong even if a teacher said that it was O.K."2
Given secular psychology's overall premise that "biological evolution and cultural experience conspire to shape human nature," how does Bloom accommodate the odd fact that babies possess a "prewired understanding" of a cross-culturally consistent list of universal wrongs? 

~Read the rest of the article at ICR

This is what Scripture has said, as God the Creator has already spoken on the nature of Man:

Isa 1:5  Where will you be stricken again, As you continue in your rebellion? The whole head is sick And the whole heart is faint.

Psa 51:5  Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Psa 58:3  The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray from birth, speaking lies.

Pro 22:15  Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him. 

Pro 29:15  The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother

Rom 3:9  What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin
Rom 3:10  as it is written: "None is righteous, no, not one

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