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"Everything has a moral, if only you can find it" - L.C.
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Perspectives » Science Channel: Can We Eliminate Evil?

Perspectives » Science Channel: Can We Eliminate Evil? | Moral Development | Scoop.it

"From the dawn of recorded history to the present day, humankind has struggled with its darker nature. Today, researchers around the world are uncovering the hidden forces that inflame our inner demons...looking for ways to isolate and neutralize the source of evil in the brain.


In Amsterdam, neuroscientist Christian Keysers tests empathy by torturing his lab assistants, who willingly allow it in the name of science. At Yale, psychologist Karen Wynn and a pack of adorable babies prove that, from birth, most of us have a built-in sense of morality."


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Claudio Cordovil's comment, June 29, 2012 7:27 AM
Congrats, Sakis! Your curated topic always terrific !
Sakis Koukouvis's comment, June 29, 2012 10:13 AM
Thank you Claudio. It's more easy because I have found terrific curators here, in Scoop.it.
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Perspectives » Philosophy in Film: Hollow Man

Perspectives » Philosophy in Film: Hollow Man | Moral Development | Scoop.it

"As a modern day nod to Plato’s Ring of Gyges, the film Hollow Man follows Sebastian Caine, a scientist who discovers a formula for invisibility. After testing the formula on himself, Caine seemingly begins to lose his moral responsibility, as he explores his newfound freedom."

 

"If you were able to act with impunity, would your moral character evaporate?"

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Films » Seeds of Freedom: Ethics in Agriculture

Films » Seeds of Freedom: Ethics in Agriculture | Moral Development | Scoop.it

"Seeds of Freedom charts the story of seed from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful commodity, used to monopolise the global food system.The film highlights the extent to which the industrial agricultural system, and genetically modified (GM) seeds in particular, has impacted on the enormous agro -biodiversity evolved by farmers and communities around the world, since the beginning of agriculture.

 

Seeds of Freedom seeks to challenge the mantra that large-scale, industrial agriculture is the only means by which we can feed the world."

 

What is self-sufficiency worth?  When did we buy into the lie that it is undignified to live without child-like dependence?  How does one benefit from Intellectual Property Rights or Patents?  Who benefits?  How can agriculture meet global food demands and enrich the livelihood of farmers rather than corporations?

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Perspectives » Modern movies can't replicate morality of ‘RoboCop’

Perspectives » Modern movies can't replicate morality of ‘RoboCop’ | Moral Development | Scoop.it

Pop-Culture on Morality.

 

"Movies today lack the “morality” found in 1987′s “RoboCop,” the film’s star Peter Weller told the audience at the Hero Complex Film Festival on Saturday afternoon."

 

“All of art, even movies, especially movies, is just a continuum of images that tell stories"

 

Can modern culture tell moral stories?

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