Babies, Studies from Yale university, show that humans

Babies, according to psychologists, have already developed a sense of moral code by 6 months. Studies from Yale university, show that humans do have a rudimentary moral sense from the very start of life. “With the help of well designed experiments, you can see glimmers of moral thought, moral judgement and moral feeling even in the first year of life.” I agree because there are studies proving it. When babies are young they learn right or wrong and are told no, in turn teaching them to not touch certain things or break stuff. When I was young I put my hand in the oven and burned it, which taught me not to ever do that again. This shows that I learned a standard.  According to the article by Sam Sacks, he states that there isn’t any force called “evil”. The evidence that he used was our human urges to run in and help people, he provides this evidence by writing “Like first responders in New York City who rushed toward the towering infernos. Like teachers at Newtown who rushed toward the gunfire. And like Bostonians who rushed toward the white smoke, the broken glass and the bloody sidewalks on Monday. This is our nature.” I agree with the article because it shows that humans are naturally drawn to help others. A connection is the attack of 9/11 when first responders rushed in to help others in need. Article threes main argument is that humans are neither good or evil, but instead inherently selfish. The author supports this claim by citing his own lack of confidence when it comes to tough moral questions, as well as that of holocaust survivors Betty Hyatt, Gabriella Karin, and Peter Daniels. I agree with the article, as it portrays humanity as what it truly is- much more complex than the almost idiotically simplistic black and white of good and evil. Others in my group mostly found the article weird or inconsistent, as the main argument of the article seemed to change, or be a bit unexplained, leaving more room for interpretation. The article connects itself to many outside sources, by bringing the firsthand accounts of holocaust survivors into itself. This article connects to lord of the flies as it emphasizes that humanity’s moral dilemmas are made more complex by the struggle to fit them into neat, good and evil boxes.  In article four, Benedict Carey sets the argument that all people are evil, but only to the eye of the beholder. Throughout the article, examples of people murdering and doing brutal acts to their victims before killing them are given to support the idea. When the terrible event happened on September 11, people considered it a terrible insane thing that only a psycho could do. To the people who committed the act, they believed that it was the right thing to do, the will of God. People who kill nurses and doctors in abortion centers think the same way. Other murderers have been given brain scans and have gone through long period of rehab and have even gone to court and been released. Normal people do evil things. We agree with the authors argument in regards to the topic because even the people who were considered normal chose to do the wrong thing in a test taken in the 1960’s. In a way it ties back to article one, its all in the eye of the beholder. What if there’s a reason they’re doing it? All articles relate to one another because it’s all about the thought of people being evil. They all might relate to lord of the flies because maybe the boys stuck in the island will do the wrong hints and do evil things but have actual reason to it after they explain