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  • It Has Stayed the Same!

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  • NO! World moralty has DECLINED

    10 31.25%
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    Has the World Population Grown in Morality?

    Within the last 100 year has the world as a whole grown in morality?
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    Re: Has the World Population Grown in Morality?

    I would say its about the same. For every gain (such as women's suffrage or a progressive tax system) we have probably lost something (public manners or the value of civility). However this only applies to first world nations.

    Other nations, I have no clue.

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    Re: Has the World Population Grown in Morality?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Within the last 100 year has the world as a whole grown in morality?

    In my youth, I used to have great optimism that we would see growth in morality but I have sure not seen any evidence of it. We just have more venues for our immorality to work its magic.

    That's why I continue to be................a disappointed evolutionist.
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    Re: Has the World Population Grown in Morality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    In my youth, I used to have great optimism that we would see growth in morality but I have sure not seen any evidence of it. We just have more venues for our immorality to work its magic.

    That's why I continue to be................a disappointed evolutionist.
    Things take time...I think that over the 100 year span, improvements have occurred, despite the emergence of the conservative tea party ( a pot hole or bump in the road).
    Let us hope its not a sink hole......lol
    Do we have any public poll for this morality business ?

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    Re: Has the World Population Grown in Morality?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Things take time...I think that over the 100 year span, improvements have occurred, despite the emergence of the conservative tea party ( a pot hole or bump in the road).
    Let us hope its not a sink hole......lol
    Do we have any public poll for this morality business ?
    Perhaps, although I've not personally observed it in my 58 years on the planet. In regards to your question about public polls, I found this Gallop poll on morality:

    "A broad majority of Americans are convinced that morality is in decline in the United States. 76% of Americans recently told Gallup that morality is getting worse. Among other measures, Americans now believe that parents are failing to pass along their values to their children, society has grown less religious, crime is on the rise, business leaders and public officials are less trustworthy, sexual promiscuity has increased, and people treat each other with less respect.

    45% of Americans rate morality in the United States as "poor." 15% of Americans say that morality is in "good shape." The figure has stayed relatively constant over the past decade. The vast majority of Americans believe our scientific and technological progress hasn't been matched by a similar elevation in the realm of ethics. By any standard of measure, the man on the streets agrees with YWC that there has been a decline across the board.

    A minority of progressives strongly feel otherwise. They are inclined to cite a black president, a female Speaker of the House, and a "wise Latina" on the Supreme Court as proof that an inherently flawed America has made progress in overcoming its failures as a nation.

    Public sentiment is trending in the opposite direction. Distrust of the federal government and public officials is at record highs. Most Americans believe their children will inherit a world that is worse off than the one they inherited. They believe morality is in decline. America's economic outlook is equally bleak.

    How long will it be before the narrative of unlimited progress collapses under the weight of the hard facts of reality?"

    Gallup Poll: Morality in Decline
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    Re: Has the World Population Grown in Morality?

    There is no universal standard for morality so there is no definitive answer. On the average, certain areas like racism and sexism have really improved.

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    Re: Has the World Population Grown in Morality?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    There is no universal standard for morality so there is no definitive answer. On the average, certain areas like racism and sexism have really improved.
    And I'd say we were about the same on killing people to control their stuff.
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    Re: Has the World Population Grown in Morality?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Within the last 100 year has the world as a whole grown in morality?
    Morality is Subjective.

    There would have to be a concensus on what is universally considered immoral, or moral for this question to have an answer, but here's a few that come to mind.

    Murder/Mass Murder: nope, we murder just as much as we always did. See Rwandan Genocide and Holocaust for further reading.

    Rape: Nope, still happens just as much as before. See Democratic Republic of Congo for further reading.

    War: Ah we're still good at that. So that's a no.

    Greed: Nope. Still doing that, by a massive margin, and we've become exceedingly efficient at it too.

    Meh I could go on. Frankly I don't think we're any more "Moral" or "Immoral" then we were in the past... We're human, what more can I say.

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    Re: Has the World Population Grown in Morality?

    The world is far more cosmopolitan - and thus less prone to racism and xenophobia - than at any time in the past. We're FAR better off in that regard, despite having more progress to make. Women's rights have seen nothing short of a revolution in most parts of the world in the last century. The number of people per capita who die from wars is at its lowest point since at least World War II...and possibly in all of human history.

    Yes, I would say that the world is far more moral than in the past. It's not that we have become less moral, it's that we hold ourselves to higher standards than our ancestors did, which is itself a sign of progress.
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    Re: Has the World Population Grown in Morality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    The world is far more cosmopolitan - and thus less prone to racism and xenophobia - than at any time in the past. We're FAR better off in that regard, despite having more progress to make. Women's rights have seen nothing short of a revolution in most parts of the world in the last century. The number of people per capita who die from wars is at its lowest point since at least World War II...and possibly in all of human history.

    Yes, I would say that the world is far more moral than in the past. It's not that we have become less moral, it's that we hold ourselves to higher standards than our ancestors did, which is itself a sign of progress.
    But still a long way to go. In the main the leaders are still self-righteous about others and scandalous in their personal lives.
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